We enjoy reading together as a family. There is something lovely about snuggling together on the couch, settling in for another literary adventure together! Sonlight curriculum majorly encourages this by giving you a reading list of books to read aloud over the school year. For kicking off this school year, the first read aloud book we have is The Boxcar Children. Somehow even though I was a voracious reader growing up, I never read this book! It has been a treat to read it with my children. To see how they process the story, to grow their understanding and vocabulary, and to see their imagination being perked with new ideas has made my heart feel like a true homeschool mama. 😉 We include JE some days by reading while he is working on a remodeling project, so he can listen too. It is sometimes hard to get everyone to settle down for reading time, so on those days I either get coloring books for my 3 year old, sit the kids on chairs across the room from each other, (at least then the “mom she’s poking me” can’t happen. :-P) or we just wait until everyone is in a better mood. So far so good, and Thursday was such an exciting part of the story we read two chapters instead of the required one…I’d call that a success. 🙂
What was a favorite book or series for you when you were young?