Books, they are everywhere! Reading is something that we love to do at our house, and I think you should do the same. Reading helps everyone in many different ways! Not only does reading help YOU to reduce stress, it can help you relax, expand your memory, improve your memory, give you mental stimulation, but reading also helps your kids!
When you read to your kids, you are forming a bond with them. You are showing them that reading can be a fun and pleasurable experience. You are expanding their vocabulary and aiding with their attention span. They are learning to use their minds in new ways and you are helping them calm down.
With this in mind, we try to always have books on hand and we spend time reading each day. Mom needs to spend more time doing this, but we are all working on it. I like to read out loud, but I also make everyone read quiet. During this time, Little Miss has to be looking at books. I know she might not know all the words, if any, but she is still getting the benefits of the books!
This week we are having fun reading some new books!
Mommy is reading two different books right now.
I just started 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids by Todd Cartmell. Todd is a clinical child psychologist and this book is a simple to read book that helps even the busiest of parents flourish and thrive! I can't wait to tell you more about this very soon! J
I am also trying to finish up Submerged by Dani Pettry. If you are looking for a great mystery, that involves love, but more faith, then this is the book for you! This book has everything I love, the mystery to keep me thinking, they love to make me smile, but not enough to leave me bothered, and the faith to remind me how to do the same! (And as of 2/3/2016 it is FREE for Kindle!)
Moe Man, this kid would only read Skateboarding books if I allowed him to! However, those don't always go for school! I have had to make him start reading other books as well. This week he has picked out The Emperor's Blade by Brian Staveley. Next week I pick one out! This is a system we have found that works. He has to read every day, I find books for him one week, he picks the next. This allows me to have him read a variety of books, and know that not every book will be dissected for school.
Ray Ray has been reading two or three books at a time. Depending on what his mood is that day. This week he is in love with The Faith Builders Bible. I can't wait to tell you a lot more about this in an upcoming post! But he is also reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 1 by Jeff Kinney. This is a book that I remember Moe Man reading, and now Ray Ray is doing the same! What a fun way to pass on memories!
Little Miss has a bunch of picture books she has been into, and if it has a picture of a puppy on it, she will check it out from the library! This week I have started reading Frozen Anna's Icy Adventure by Elise Allen out loud to her. She loves having her own chapter book and her own time with mommy for reading!
Now, for our read aloud, because this is just as good for those kids brains! I have always wanted to read them Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I loved this book growing up, so now it is my turn to pass this love on to my kids. We are going to start this series and see how far we get!
These are the books that we are reading in the Hopkins house this week! What are you reading in your house?
God Bless and Keep You!!
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