Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Joy of Reading.....

Whenever we are around kids who attend school, I am always amazed at how reading for them is often a chore, part of their homework, instead of the joyful pursuit that it is for my children (and me!). I will hear parents say things like, "Did you do your 15 minutes of reading yet?" or I will hear children complaining that they have to read! And, I remember being in school.....the books that I didn't chose to read, passages in a reading book that didn't interest me but were supposed to teach me some or another important skill, the books that were required. I still loved to read, but only when I could choose my own book (of course!).

What a different scene in our house! My kids LOVE to read, hear me (or Mike, Maddie, or Amelia) read, and even listen to books on tape in the car. They literally beg me to go to the library! And you should see the scene if I say no. :) Books are a huge part of every day in our lives. So, here are a few pictures of us reading and enjoying books. I once saw this saying,
"So Many Books, So Little Time." I couldn't agree more!

Happy Reading!

Leah has been LOVING dogs lately. She takes out so many dog books each week and has been learning about different breeds and other cool stuff about dogs!

Amelia is enjoying Highlights magazine, which we get each month. It is such a wonderful day when this magazine arrives.

Here are SOME of our returns last week. Maddie and Amelia take out tons of books each week (sometimes biweekly) and they read each and every one.

Some of my favorite books are cookbooks. I love to read them while I am in the kitchen. I also LOVE the day that Mother Earth News comes in the mail!


  1. Books are so amazing.You can travel anywhere and do anything through opening a book!Serendipity blog hosts a "book sharing monday" where you can sahre a favourite book each week.We have been doing it for a few weeks now ourselves!

  2. Hi Mommy,
    I love books! I think books are amazing!!
    Books take you so many places!
    Books sometimes take you back in time, some take place right now, some tack place in imaginary worlds,Some take place in magic places!:) I will love books Anywhere! There are so many kinds of books, Cook books, picture books, chapter books!
    So many kinds of books! Hope you enjoy my comment!
    Love you!!

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