Nothing has been a more enriching, bonding and beneficial activity over the years than read-aloud time with my children. I love gathering my little brood and snuggling with a good book. With the first-born, we went through stacks of books every day. Books were our fun. We enjoyed the same books over and over and over and over. No big surprise that he is a voracious reader today. Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to read to each of our children like I did the first. It’s simply logistics. However, we have a core group of books that have become a part of our family experience. The characters seem to almost be our real friends: Ferdinand, Corduroy, Madeline, Mike Mulligan, Ping, etc. It’s been fun to watch the older children enjoy reading their favorite picture books to their younger siblings. They still enjoy them because they have a connection with these great stories.
We are celebrating World Read-Aloud Day today. These are a few of our favorites we’ll be sharing!
We love this story about a mother bunny and her son who tries to think of a way to run away….but his mom is always able to find him. 🙂
This is a story about a boy who wants to get his mother a birthday gift. He’s not sure what to get her so he seeks out ideas from his animal friends. Mr. Bear’s idea wins!
With 6 boys in our family, this has been a favorite for sure! Robert McCloskey is one of our favorite authors and it’s easy to see why from this book alone. Mike is faced with a dilemma, but nothing his steam shovel can’t fix! Our boys (and girl) love this one!
Are you celebrating World Read-Aloud Day? What are you reading?? Share some of your favorites with us!