Our family LOVES to read!
Right now, Nathaniel is reading a biography of John Williams--missionary to Polynesian Islands. Isaiah is reading End of the Drive--a Louis L'Amour novel. Our boys (and me, too!) LOVE his books!
Isaiah is also reading White Fang by Jack London.
Linnea is reading Mandie and the Medicine Man, by Lois Gladys Leppard. This is a delightful series that I read when I was a child.
I am reading a biography of George Mueller.
For our read aloud time, we are reading Old Yeller--a classic!!
For some time, I was feeling so guilty because it seemed I was never able to find the time to read out loud to the kids. There are SO many good books--I want our kids to be immersed in good literature!! But, how to find the time around school and chores??
Then, a friend suggested this and now we do it. It is WONDERFUL!!
I read to them while they fold the laundry.
Yes, they fold all the laundry.
I do "mom and dad's pile" and the towels (I just couldn't let that one go. I gotta have them folded the right way...)
We take all the baskets of clean laundry and I read while they throw them into their separate "heaps".
Each kid folds their own pile and is assigned a little person's pile, too. (The three- and two-year -olds can't fold really well. But, they do like to put away their own if I let them!)
They are all quiet while I read, and their hands are busy doing something productive. It is a total win-win in our house!
We can usually get in at least two chapters while they fold. Work gets done and no guilt for me about not reading!
I am always interested in good books--leave a comment and let me know what you like to read!