Thank you to everyone who sent in photos. I love seeing kids caught in the act of reading and hope that it inspires you to keep your kids reading this summer! I will be posting a slew of reading lists for anyone who needs inspiration while at the library. Thank you again everyone for your support for this feature! I can’t do it without you!
THE NEXT SURVIVOR SERIES
Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks.
I found that I saved all the personalized baby gifts that my three kids received so now I have been giving personalized gifts as well when I have the forethought to plan. I have bought presents from Pocket Baby and Wilder Glassworks and both make great gifts. Simon Pearce comes recommended by Capability:Mom and I like the idea of a piggy bank. Please share your favorite custom baby gifts!
Yikes, I am almost out of pics of kids caught in the act of reading!!! Please, please, please take pity on me and send more to email@example.com. Thank you!
And thank you to the nice people who sent in photos for this week! I know two of them; middle grade author Karen Day and Mama C and the Boys whose excellent blog arrives daily into my email box! Thank you to readers Elizabeth and Hope for their cuties caught in the act of reading!
Since Father’s Day is on my mind, I thought I’d get ahead of the curve. I usually have to consult my husband on what golf equipment he wants for a gift. His birthday is also right around the corner after Father’s Day. He has a long and elaborate process for club selection which includes being fitted, so I guess this is a token gift. I also asked my husband to give me his favorite reads for the year but now I have to figure out what books to give him. Suggestions?! Thanks!
Favorite golf books for the golfer in your life.
Thank you to everyone who sent in photos of their darlings reading! I really appreciate it and always need more photos (please email PragmaticMom.firstname.lastname@example.org)! This week’s photos struck me how much these parents use great strategies to get their children to read (and to really love reading). Notice reader Jessyca who uses the thrill of a new magazine to get her kids excited to read. Reader Kimberly has a “high interest” series book for her son. If you go through all the posts of Caught in the Act … of READING!, you’ll notice that The Magic Tree house comes up again and again. The beauty of a series is that there are lots of them and the familiarly of characters and a plot format make for a pleasant read for kids. Finally, reader Elizabeth sneaks in book time during an otherwise “just killing time” part of the day: waiting at the school pick up. These are all great ideas to try to get your kids reading but there are tons more (should you be interested) in this category of posts called Reluctant Readers.
Thank you to everyone who sent in a photo! There are such great photos this week!!! I always need more so please keep them coming to pragmaticmom.com(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!!! It is always fun for me to see what old friends are up to and meet new folks. This week, I have a old work colleague who left to pursue other endeavors. She took the gorgeous black and white photo and even her snapshots are amazing as she is a portrait photographer! I met another mom friend, author Melissa Wiley, at KidLitCon 2010 last fall and we both vowed to get All of a Kind Family books back in print. She was responsible for single handedly getting the Betsy-Tacy-Tib series back in print so I have recruited a heavy hitter to my cause! Thank you again to everyone and hope you all have a marvelous Monday!!!
Happy Monday! We’re celebrating by seeing cute kids caught in the act … of READING. Photos this week are from reader Lucas and children’s book author Erica S. Perl. Educators are bemoaning the decline in literacy simply because kids are reading less! You parents who read this post and submit photos are the true heroes by teaching your children to love to read! It’s the gift that keeps on giving!