Reading is very important in our house. TechyDad and I are constantly reading to and with the boys. NHL also likes to read to JSL, and JSL wants to read on his own. As a teacher, I know the importance of exposing children to literature, different genres, and authors. Our book collection is rather large, not including some of my other books from when I was in college getting ready for my own classroom.
Still, one of our favorite activities is to head to the library. I had wanted to take the boys there last week during break, but illnesses had other plans. Yesterday, JSL and I went to the library. We had a great time. First we looked at the DVDs to see if there was anything we wanted. After that, I checked out the audio books for me. When we were finished there we went to the children’s area. I got two more audio chapter books for NHL to read along to since he really liked doing that with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Right before leaving JSL and I explored the picture books for him.
I checked out three new audio books for me. I want them to listen to when I get back into my exercise routine and to knit and read. In 2011, I hope to read more for me – not simply the kids. Time to be a little selfish for once.
I look forward to sharing what we are reading here in Tuesday Tales again this year. So what are you looking forward to reading in 2011?
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