Monday, October 3, 2011

The Love of Reading

Most days I try my hardest to get up before the kids...that is to say, before the trumpets blare on post at 6:30am, because if the kids haven't gotten up before that, they sure will when they hear them. Our house gets going much earlier than the trumpets on most days though. Every once in awhile my older two will rise even before me....if it was the younger two, I'd know the second they were awake! But Joy and Joshua occasionally rise before I do and entertain themselves until I join them. I took a few pictures of them one morning because I felt so much joy as I thought about how most mornings that they wake before me, this is how I find them.... reading books.  :)

I LOVE that they love reading! It makes my heart so happy to see them choose to read on their own, even first thing in the morning. And I laughed when I saw Joy had chosen the laundry basket as her reading spot, I love to find comfy places to curl up with a good book too, though I don't think I'd fit in the laundry basket anymore! :)  If there is one thing that I hope all my children will 'catch' from me and Peter, besides our beliefs and faith, it's the love of reading and it's so sweet to see that these little ones are already doing it so often.  :)


  1. Bless you and Peter for starting them on the road to reading for a lifetime.

  2. I love it! Reading opens all kinds of worlds. Oma

  3. Do you have any other suggestions to parents on how to promote this love of reading to your children? I am writing about it this week on my blog to help ensure my girls "catch the book bug." I absolutely love the photo of the laundry basket.

    PS: I found your blog on my collaborative Pinterest board:

    I'd love to add you as a contributor to the board if you are on Pinterest too! Drop me a line:

    Thank you for taking the time to document your homeschooling adventures. It is a wonderful resource to so many other moms!

  4. Absolutely love this!!! Smart little book worms you have!

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog, Breanna! The green skirt and boots are a staple in the fall/winter! :) Comfy and fun.

    This post is great too! I had seen it before as you have quite a lot of "pins" out there on pinterest. :)

    Thanks for telling me about the paint! I actually just did this with my son and just used some acrylic and fabric paints that I had on hand. I'll have to get some tempera paint. My son is only 17 months old and he was more interested in the tape I used to tape the bag on the shower door than the painting but he did play with it for about 5 seconds at a time. We used a lid to a recycled jar to sort of trace on it and he enjoyed that. I'll have to try pulling this idea out again when he's a little older.

    Thanks for so many great ideas! Kelly