Today is Thursday, time to join Debra from Footprints in the Butter for her Read Aloud Challenge. This week Ben, Rebekah and I were able to finish reading Little House in the Big Woods.
When we read out loud, I allow Ben and Rebekah to do quiet activities. Today, Rebekah was drawing pictures and Ben was playing with a few Legos. I glanced up during the chapter called “Harvest” and noticed that both of them had stopped their activities and were just staring at me. We had come to the part of the story in which Laura’s cousin does not want to work in the fields. He was being very naughty and deceptive with the end result being very painful yellow jacket stings. I stopped after this chapter for a few moments and we had quite the discussion on obedience, working even when you don't want to, and of course how much we don’t like wasps.
Since we have finished the Little House book, we are going to start another favorite of mine, Mr. Popper’s Penguins. This book choice came about because we saw a preview of the new movie based on it coming out. Now I can not authoritatively say the movie is not going to be like the book, but I have great suspicions that it won’t be anything like it. (as well as I do not like who is playing the main character) So, I thought we might want to read the book because in my opinion, the book is always better.
I have fond memories of Mr. Popper’s Penguins. I remember reading it when I was a child. Then I read it aloud to Matthew and Sarah, who both loved it. Ben read the book on his own last year and Rebekah has not read it at all, but I imagine she will love it just as much as everyone else. They are very excited to get started on it tomorrow.
Are you reading books out loud to your children? If you are, or want to start, join Debra at Footprints in the Butter and share your book choices.