The girls and I finally sat down last week and made up a list of books we want to read aloud this year. We have a few books left for our curriculum, and the rest we’ll just add on top! You can see my personal reading list for 2013 here and a list of goals for 2013 here.
Our read aloud times vary during the day. We usually do some during the morning. I also read during lunch if John doesn’t come home to eat or if we eat before he gets home. Finally, we do some reading in the evening, too!
My 4-year-old doesn’t always sit and listen, but I do encourage her to play quietly with blocks, legos, or draw when I’m reading. The other girls (ages 6 and 8) enjoy that, too!
We will probably add more as we go through the year, but this is a good start. I will continue to update the list with a brief thought on each book once we finish!
Books for Our Curriculum:
The Trojan Horse(Simple little read, but a good book to use to compare with other stories of the Trojan Horse.) The Children’s Homer(I couldn’t believe how much my daughter loved this one! The language is a bit difficult for an eight-year-old, but we had plenty of discussions about it. It was also a good opportunity to discuss mythology and what we believe.)
- Aesop for Children
- Archimedes and the Door of Science
Other Books We Are Reading Aloud:
- Pyramid by David MacCauley
- Courageous Christians by Vollner Brown
- Journeys of Faithfulness by Sarah Clarkson
- The Cricket in Times Square
- Tucker’s Countryside
- The Wind in the Willows
The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh(We loved this! Even the four year old sat through the stories and loved the illustrations!)
- Just David
- Mr. Poppers Penguins
- The Twenty-One Balloons
- My Side of the Mountain
- Little Lord Faunterloy
*Additions to our list:
What books are you enjoying with your children?