8.20.2008

Back to school part 4

I love children's books! And it is important to me to foster a love of reading in my children. What better way than to make reading easily accessible...and hopefully fun? I have children's books stashed all over my house...mostly in baskets, so that with any luck, my kids will just grab one and curl up to read.


They can find books...here




















and read them here...























How do you get your kids to cozy up with a book?

13 comments:

Andrea said...

So far I am lucky my 3.5 year old loves books. He will tell me stories from his favorites he seems to have memorized. I try to keep a rotation of books at his level in his book case in his room. He will bring them into his bed or out into the playroom when he is in a quiet mood and just sit and look and look, it is so sweet.

Valarie said...

I have always had a problem getting the kids to read. Probably because I don't get to read that often, so they don't do it. Within the past year though the girls (18 & 14) have started reading the Twilight series and now they can not get enough of reading. So this is going to sound weird, but Yea for vampire books. :)

Darlene said...

I do so hope yours will love to read. I LOVE to read, I read all the time....my daughter hates it. I read to her all the time when she was little and we had books all over. She would much rather be playing outside than sitting still reading. I also ordered Highlights for her because when I was young I LOVED it...she could care less if she ever picks it up to browse through it. :(

Good luck to you with yours.

Saucy said...

My kids and I read together... son is 18 and daughter is 13 and I still read aloud to them, only now we pass it around. Every summer we tackle a big book, like Charles Dickens or Louisa May Alcott. Sometimes we light candles and read by that light, they still find it fascinating.

Shannon said...

I just love looking at all your pictures.

THe little boy I keep (almost 2) LOVES to read and is constantly bringing me books to read to him. So cute.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Good morning! How funny, I adore reading and have wondered how (in addition to reading with her, of course!) I can foster that love of reading in my daughter. I just picked up a little bookshelf at an estate sale last week and was working on painting it so I can use it to create a little reading nook in my daughter's room. Maybe I will share about that on my blog when I am done!
-Carrie

Ms. Tee said...

I have baskets all over, too, and it really works. :) We cuddle up on our couch, mostly, under an afghan. It's especially fun in winter. :)

Julie said...

Oh don't you love it when kids love to read my son is 20.5 and he loves to read and always has my husband and I love to read also and we always had books stashed in everyroom my little nieces and nephews love to read they get books from us for everyhing holidays report card or anything they can worm a book out of aunt julie I always cave in though:)
Happy Reading
Julie

Marie said...

How? Honestly, I lead by example! My husband and I are both big readers and think nothing about spending a few hours curled up reading a good book. My kids do the same. No begging or pleading necessary. Whew.

Loved your pictures. My favorite blogs are ones with beautiful photos. :o)

Domestic Accident said...

I use baskets, too. I also say things like "it makes me so happy to see a stack of books by your bed!" Also, I allow them to stay up a few more minutes if they are reading quietly in bed.

Kristy said...

I just found your site and LOVE it. My son's fav. place to read is my lap for some reason which at times is most wanted others its at the wrong moment. haha.

Laurel MacD said...

I have been lurking on your site for a week - I love your style. I just posted a book entry on my blog.
Laurel

Jeanette said...

My kids are older now (4th grade and 3rd grade) and it's "Not cool" to be caught reading.

My kiddos who used to beg for books now go kicking and screaming to reading time.

But...I finally found a trick that works. Bedtime is 7:30 (They have to be to the bus early so this really isn't as early as it sounds) and they know that they get to stay up an extra half hour if they are on their beds reading.

It has gone from "Mooooom, do I HAVE to read?" to "Moooom just five more minutes?"

I love it!