Monday, November 4, 2013
the heaven in my every day
Many parents quit reading to their children after first grade. What they don't realize is that there really is no replacement for read aloud. Reading aloud provides together time, time to talk about books, time for children to view their parents as readers, and to begin to view themselves as readers. My daughter is 12 and our family still has regular read aloud time. In fact, Jeffrey and I had regular read alouds even before Sloane was born.
In the classroom, read aloud is my favorite time of the day by far. It's the one thing we never miss. We all pile up on the sofa and carpet in my classroom. I have huge oversized stuffies and big pillows - enough for everyone to be comfortable. We lay there (I sit) all entertwined and I take them on all sorts of adventures with only the power of my voice. We read fiction, nonfiction, poetry, newspapers, mysteries, biographies, fairy tales; we read it all.
Heaven - 20 mintues of pure heaven in my day.
The image above is the awesome bag I got at Beach Books in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Isn't it perfect?
In case you want more...
Poem Hunger Favorite Things I Love Lists Personal Passions 52 Lists Slice of Life Lawsonland Being Momma Bookish Thoughts A Habit of Gratitude Just Me Guest Blogger Just Thinking NaBloPoMo August Break Family Stories Something for You This moment Team Lawson The Good Life Christmas Cup of Blessings I Love America Alphabetica Jeffrey My Love Precious Ordinary SOOJ AprilLove Intention Why Don't You Inspiration Opinions Please Quotes unphotographable The BIG List Art San Francisco I love Presents Monthly Mosaic The Art of Silly December Reflections Travel Book of the Week Fiction