Reading Activities: As You Wish

I hopped on over to the Carnival of Homeschooling and was greeted by their theme this week from the movie The Princess Bride

Maybe some of the PB quotes still bounce around in your home just they do as in mine  – and many others’.

“When I was your age, television was called books,” could be a concept for your family to chew on at dinner tonight. Of course for dessert, you could watch the movie. But how long has it been since you shared smiles and aha-moments in a book with someone (pint-sized or not) through reading aloud?

The Commission on Reading tells us that the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success is reading aloud to children. One problem though: competition for how to spend that wonderful resource called Time grows bigger by the day. The solution: well, it will be as you wish, at least in your own home with those you love.


If you need some good book suggestions, here are three links for today:

If you need help learning to choose which books to share and in becoming more skilled at how you present them, Jim Trelease is an expert.

Have fun storming the castle.

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2 Responses

  1. Wow! Jeri, thank you so much for linking up to my site. I truly appreciate it and I loved your post! It’s so important to read at home with our kids, even if that’s with them watching you read. I can hardly count the number of times I’ve been reading and had a little one bring their own book to sit with me and "read together." Most often it leads to me dropping my book and reading theirs, but I truly don’t mind. Kids love reading! You just need to share! Thanks so much!

  2. lol..i must say i enjoyed this quote "When I was your age, television was called books" . really funny.

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