I mentioned yesterday that I have been enjoying some fantastic reading moments with my oldest Lily. Well besides Little House on the Prairie we have some other new found favorites I just had to share with the world. I should mention that I have a problem with those Scholastic book order forms that come home and this is how I stumbled upon this book. And by problem, I mean someone really needs to stop sending these home before we have to add an addition onto the house to add a library with wall to wall book shelves.
Now that Lily is reading bigger and more complicated books I sometimes find that she runs out of steam reading through a whole book with me. So I found this great book called “You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You.” It has lots of short stories that are color coded so that you read a few lines and then your child reads a few lines. Lily gets so excited to read her part. Even better, I found a fairy tale version that has, HELLO, Cinderella. Jackpot. There also seem to be several more.
I have adopted this method even when reading other books. We love “Green Eggs and Ham,” but at parts, it can get a little wordy so we trade off on pages. Or in some books, we will trade off reading each character. It is so cute listening to her get into character and using her imagination. Sometimes we even go “off page” and make up our own stories. It is just another way to make reading fun and enjoyable and hopefully instilling a life long love of books.
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