How to Raise a Reader
Happy New Year 2011! I am resuming regular programming with my weekly Monday feature, Caught in the Act … of READING. Many thanks to everyone who sent in photos last year of their kids caught in the act of reading and please, please, please keep them coming. You can email them to me at pragmaticmom.com (at) gmail (dot) com. You know to take out the () and put in the symbols, right?
This week we have some cuties reading by themselves, with their older brother, with friends on a play date (most unusual for these sporty boys to be reading and not whacking balls around), and yours truly reading with my youngest when he was Star of the Week. Enjoy! And HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS!!!
This is from There’s a Book: Sometimes there’s a book that can transform a child’s world. This is a great blog on children’s lit with constant giveaways! This is LittleBug reading. She could not be any cuter! What is even sweeter: here’s her big brother, Turkeybird, reading to her!
This is a boys’ play date at DesignTrackMind‘s house (a.k.a. Melissa Gulley Interior Design — She’s the interior designer on This Old House as we speak!!!) . She would say that this is not a typical play date. Ah… the power of Diary of a Wimpy Kid! These boys are in 3rd grade.
My youngest was the Star of the Week at Kindergarten. One perk of this honor is having your mom (or another relative) come in to read a book to the class. My son chose two books, Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin — he loves all books by her — and 100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet. I read just two pages from it: botfly maggots that live under your skin and poo covered beetles. Yuck! Both books were well received by his classmates who delighted in insect books that day!