Here we are with another week of Blogging Through the Alphabet. My co-hosts, Kirsten from DoodleMom and DaLynn from Biblical Womanhood, and myself are glad that you are here! We would love to share our Letter M posts with you this week! If you have one you would like to share, you are more than welcome to join us. Don’t worry if you are new, you can jump in at any letter!
This week I am reliving my childhood a little. There is a book that I can almost recite from memory because of how many times I had it read to me, or how many times I would read it to myself. I love being able to read the classic Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans with my girls and watch them get as excited about it as I did!
Madeline was a book that my grandma always had ready when I went to her house. I can remember sitting down with her and listening to her read it to me. I still smell grandma’s house when I read those lines to the girls. I Little Miss is falling for this book as I did. I love that they have a bunch of others available now, but none of them compare to the original!
I don’t know what it is about this book, but it just hits that spot for me. Madeline was a girl I loved to listen to. I loved listening to the rhymes and now I love to read them to my girls. This book can be read in a matter of minutes, but the slowing down and listening to the words and looking at the pictures builds a lifetime of memories. I love the ones that I have, and hope to have my girls remember this book like I do!
There are many ways to take this book and make it a way of learning, especially for my two girls. I have found so many ideas on Pinterest, and we love to use Five in a Row as often as I remember to plan it! Madeline is one of those classics that we can do this with. With this simple book, we are able to look at geography, science, health and friendship. And this is without me looking at my Five in a Row book. This is just from me reading it!
These activities are a lot more fun to do when you have a fun book to read with them. It would be one thing to try and talk to my children about having an appendix taken out, but when they ask after reading a book, I am happy to dig into a little health lesson! That is what makes a great book in my opinion!
Have you read Madeline? What is a fun activity you did to go along with this book?