Thursday, August 25, 2011

Raising Readers



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"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." ~ Emilie Buchwald

I came across this quote a few weeks ago and immediately knew I had to place it on a picture and frame it! How true it is! 

For any of you who know me or have been a reader of this blog for quite some time, you know that we love our library as well as reading books. We visit our library at least once a week and one of our favorite times of the day is when we are snuggled on the couch reading a book together.

One of my goals as a mother is to develop in my children a life-long love of reading. My mom instilled this treasure in my sister and I, and I want to do the same for my children. I remember many a day spent visiting the library and having "teddy bear picnics" during storytime when I was a kid. Reading before bed and staying up way past bedtime just to finish the "good part" was a regular occurance.

I am looking forward to the day when my children are hiding away in their rooms lost in a good book; or when my daughter and I can join in a mother-daughter book club at our local library! Or when all that is on their birthday/Christmas lists are books!

But, since I am in no rush and truly can wait for that time, I am soaking in all the laughter and learning while reading to them from my comfy spot on the couch!

What are some books you and your children enjoy reading together?

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Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6

5 comments:

  1. we love kitten's first full moon and pretty much most of the tiger tales books and sylvan dell books.

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  2. Our bookshelves are full to overflowing, and still the girls ask to go to the library and bookstore. It is so much fun to watch them read!!

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  3. I love this quote! And yes, I have a problem with books too, but what a great problem to have! LOL

    Right now I am reading aloud "James and the Giant Peach" to the kids. I love to make the voices and wait at dramatic places to hear them gasp or giggle. So fun!! They will be old enough for chapter book read-alouds soon!! My youngest is 4. :)

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  4. Well I don't have kids, but I loved reading the whole Barenstein Bears collection when I was little!

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  5. I really like the quote! It is perfect! And so true!
    We too are readers! The kids love our little library! It is one of their favorite places to go!

    Welcome to the homeschooling world!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Raising Readers



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"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." ~ Emilie Buchwald

I came across this quote a few weeks ago and immediately knew I had to place it on a picture and frame it! How true it is! 

For any of you who know me or have been a reader of this blog for quite some time, you know that we love our library as well as reading books. We visit our library at least once a week and one of our favorite times of the day is when we are snuggled on the couch reading a book together.

One of my goals as a mother is to develop in my children a life-long love of reading. My mom instilled this treasure in my sister and I, and I want to do the same for my children. I remember many a day spent visiting the library and having "teddy bear picnics" during storytime when I was a kid. Reading before bed and staying up way past bedtime just to finish the "good part" was a regular occurance.

I am looking forward to the day when my children are hiding away in their rooms lost in a good book; or when my daughter and I can join in a mother-daughter book club at our local library! Or when all that is on their birthday/Christmas lists are books!

But, since I am in no rush and truly can wait for that time, I am soaking in all the laughter and learning while reading to them from my comfy spot on the couch!

What are some books you and your children enjoy reading together?

Photobucket
Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6

5 comments:

  1. we love kitten's first full moon and pretty much most of the tiger tales books and sylvan dell books.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Our bookshelves are full to overflowing, and still the girls ask to go to the library and bookstore. It is so much fun to watch them read!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love this quote! And yes, I have a problem with books too, but what a great problem to have! LOL

    Right now I am reading aloud "James and the Giant Peach" to the kids. I love to make the voices and wait at dramatic places to hear them gasp or giggle. So fun!! They will be old enough for chapter book read-alouds soon!! My youngest is 4. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Well I don't have kids, but I loved reading the whole Barenstein Bears collection when I was little!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I really like the quote! It is perfect! And so true!
    We too are readers! The kids love our little library! It is one of their favorite places to go!

    Welcome to the homeschooling world!

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

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