Mommy Moments – Reading Together

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The greatest gift is a passion for reading.  – Elizabeth Hardwick

I love reading books and it brings me great joy that my kids also love to read! It is one of our favorite bonding moments when we all snuggle up and read books together. We started early when the kids were still babies. We often have read aloud time and this probably sparked their interest in books.

We started out with children’s Bibles, then we moved on to their favorite character books like Barbie, Cars, Thomas the train and others. Of course, there will always be books about ballet and football too.  Then we started collecting Dr. Seuss books like Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and others. Then  we started reading the Magic Tree House series. We also loved the Magic School Bus books.

It is only recently that I have been acquiring classics for them. We loved E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and since then, we have been hunting down classics. We loved these classic books which were about a mother’s love . They brought tears to my eyes as I was reading them to my kids. I explained to them that a mother’s love is unconditional and it allowed us to share a “moment” together.

We are currently enjoying Beatrix Potter’s great literature. And we are actually looking forward to incorporating some of these classics to our language arts lessons in the coming school year.

As Dr. Seuss says, “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  As parents, let us incorporate  a “reading together” time in our family schedules. It not only increases one’s vocabulary, it creates an appreciation for learning and brings lasting memories that we and  our children will cherish for a lifetime.

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Comments

  1. This is very interesting and I love to get updates.

  2. My 6-year old son always loves it when I read him books at bedtime. I haven’t done it lately though, been really busy! It’s a very nice way to bond with your kids!

  3. The classics?! Of course. Every child should experience the classics. What would childhood be without them 🙂 As someone who loves to read I so agree with Elizabeth Hardwick’s observation. Posts about reading are always a delight in my books.

  4. That’s one hobby that we instilled to our kids mind and keep in practice. Daughter is an avid reader but son, no so much. Looks like yours love reading!

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  6. I am a voracious reader but the kid seems to take on Hubby’s interest in learning visually…I hope someday I can share with him my passion for books.

  7. I love to read. My kids do too,,but with the advent of Xbox, reading has taken a back seat. It’s sad.

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  9. I love how your pictures seem like everyone’s reading quietly. Us, it’s chaos! Sam jumping around pretending he’s the character in the book and Sophie asking so many questions… Haha! 🙂

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  11. You’re true about making lasting memories reading together with your kids. This is one thing I want to make up on to my kids.

  12. I want to thank you for sharing your reading experiences with your kids, as I do have 2 little boys who just love it when I read them children or beginner books…I especially want to train my special 4 year old son who has down syndrome since I will be homeschooling him pretty soon. Actually, been starting to do that just recently.

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