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(I must confess we did not get all the way through this…it was not our favorite!)
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!) Pollyanna
- 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?