I’m not sure how long this sale will last but right now Amazon has some wonderful children’s books at 50% or more off the regular price! These are really great prices for books to add to your home library or for gifts.
One of my favorite things to do with the kids is read together. Not only do I really enjoy it, but it’s one of the things that we do consistently in our homeschool. There are some things that we end up skipping when we run out of time or don’t do consistently, but reading together is something we do almost every day.
One of my favorite Amazon promotions is going on right now! You can get $10 off a purchase of $25 or more in books (physical books only, not ebooks).
There is something wonderful that happens when a child becomes engaged in a story. That moment when they stop fidgeting around and become completely still, listening intently as the words come alive in their mind. It’s exciting to watch it happen, knowing that a child is growing an appreciation for books and reading, just by listening.
Do you have any favorite Christmas books that you read to your children?
There are so many wonderful children’s Christmas books and I cherish these years of sitting together with my children, reading about Christ’s birth and reflecting on the miracle of Jesus.
A couple of years ago I discovered the book Song of the Stars by Sally-Lloyd Jones and it has become one of our absolute favorites. If you are looking for a books that stirs your soul and makes the wonder and awe of Christmas anew then this book is for you.
If you could offer a challenge to your child that would motivate them to spend more time reading, then reflecting and writing about what they read, while helping children in need, would you do it?
We have a few Peanuts lovers in our home who are so excited for The Peanuts Movie to come out. They’ve been watching the old Peanuts movies and our son has been reading Peanuts comics any chance he can get.
With all the Peanuts hype I knew it was time to put together a little Peanuts learning fun. And with Halloween approaching, what better book and movie to use than It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Do your kids love Pete the Cat? Ours too! We’ve checked out Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons from our library numerous times and so I decided to supplement our recent reading with a few related activities.
If you are looking for a themed-unit or mini-unit to work on with your preschooler or kindergartner “just for fun” then you’ll definitely want to consider doing a HAT theme. The kids and I had such a good time reading these hat books and I think my girls found a couple of new favorite books!
“Before they read words, children are reading pictures.” ― David Wiesner (author)
It is so enjoyable to snuggle up on the couch with your favorite little people and read books together isn’t it? That is one of my favorite things to do with my children because it’s a wonderful way to bond and connect with them as we allow the pages of a great story come alive.
Do your children enjoy watching fish in an aquarium? There is something mesmerizing about watching fish swim around, don’t you agree? Our kids love to go to a nearby aquarium and watch the fish swim around. If your children get excited about fish and want to learn more about them, here is a fun list of fish books for you read together with them.
Summer is a great opportunity for children to fall in love with reading again (or for the first time!) because they don’t have the pressure of school, tests and required reading. Even for homeschoolers who may have more flexibility during the year than traditional schoolers it is a change from the daily schedule (for those of us who take a summer break).
During these summer months children can pick out books that interest them and read for the pure enjoyment of it. Children will often read more and can gain a love and appreciation for books.