A Dad Friend sent me this article from the New York Times on ruthless decluttering, Mom, You’re One Tough Art Critic. The more I thought about posting on this, the more I remembered the piles of messy art that I have squirreled away throughout my house and realized that I was in no position to be giving advice on how to purge or store your child’s artwork.
Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures! PLEASE keep them coming!!! You can email me at pragmaticmom.com (at) gmail (dot) com. This week I found some of these pictures on literacy sites that I read but my favorite one is from mom Sierra! This is just precious!
Sent in by Chris Chu, the architect for This Old House’s Auburndale project. There are these gorgeous photos by Adele Enersen that have been going around through email. They are amazing and so creative. Adele is a computer specialist from Finland.
As for my second hand saturday, please leave a comment to win. I will email the winners to get their mailing addresses. I will chose the winner based on your comment of WHY YOU WANT and NEED THE BOOK. I just want to get the book into the right hands!
Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures. I publish them in the order I receive them and I ALWAYS need more photos. What are your kids reading and can you catch them in the act of reading?! If you do, please send them to me at pragmaticmom.com(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!
This week I am giving away a board book, A Small Child’s Book of Prayers, and an easy chapter book, The Dragons of Wayward Crescent. Here’s how my Second Hand Saturday winner selection works. You leave a comment within 7 days when the post first goes up (you have from Sat until Sat, so really 8 days because I am not that on top of it). You tell me WHAT BOOK YOU WANT and WHY YOU WANT IT. Whoever makes a compelling argument will win because I am all about getting the right book into the right hands. If no one wants the books, I’ll tweet like mad until someone comments. My Twitter handle is @PragmaticMom. If you follow me, I’ll follow you back.
Thank you again for contributing photos to this weekly Monday feature, Caught in the Act … of Reading. Thank you also to multiple photo contributors, Mama C and the Boys, and parents of Issie and Lucie. It’s really fun to see your children loving to read as well as making steady progress! And please take a minute to view the video of older sister Riley reading to her little brother. Blue Hat, Green Hat has never been more fun and how exciting that Riley can read to her brother and does it so nicely! I have to bribe my daughters to read to their little brother; they view it as a chore!
Thank you to everyone who sent in photos of kids Caught in the Act … of READING. If you would like go send me a photo, please email me at pragmaticmom.com (at) gmail (dot) com. I definitely need more photos. This week, it’s been fun to see some of these kids caught in the act of reading again and again! In other photos, older siblings are reading with their younger siblings which is so nice and rarely happens in my house but when it does, it’s a moment in time that I want to freeze and keep forever. What are your kids reading and can you catch them in the act of reading?!
This week’s cute kids caught in the act of reading come courtesy of There’s A Book, DesignTrackMind, My Library Tweets, and Nortina. Thank you! And if you have a picture of your child reading and would like to send it in, please email me at pragmaticmom.com (at) gmail (dot) com. I am posting the pics in the order that I receive them, so I will post all the picture eventually. And I ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS need pics. If you send them to me, this means I don’t have to stalk my neighbor’s kids for photos. (Seriously, do I do that? Not yet, but maybe if I get desperate is the answer!)