We’re slowly getting settled into our new home after moving on the weekend, internet was hooked up today and thus I can share this post with you. We just got library cards for our new library and I can’t wait to read more with my girlies.
Last month my four year old and I accomplished a quiet goal for mine for this year.
Read More to my Children.
Specifically read chapter books.
We started Charlotte’s Web last summer but due to my lack of consistency and perhaps her age, we only made it to chapter ten.
This fall our routine is going to have a little more structure as we start a more formal education at home. For this year. We’re huge fans of reassessing each child’s needs for each school year and making our decisions for home or day school based on that.
The backbone of this year will be literature based and I’m excited about introducing some old favourites to my girls. Our debut novel was The Secret Garden, the Great Illustrated Classics edition. It’s a great way to simplify the story for younger people without sacrificing too much of the story.
Here are some of the books on our list this year:
The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Wind In The Willowsby Kenneth Grahame
Charlottes Web by E.B. White
Peter Pan (great illustrated classic edition) by J.M. Barrie
A Bear Called Paddington by Michal Bond
The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
A Little Princess by Frances H. Burnett
The Betsy-Tacy Treasury by Maud Hart Lovelace
I’ve started a Pinterest board to keep these and other titles close at hand, find that here!
Some of these will have extension activities like hot cocoa and marmalade buns (name that book!). We may even make marmalade as a further extension activity. We may decorate hats ala Fancy Nancy and then make an apple pie but not travel the world after we read this book.
This list is geared for my older daughter who will be five later this winter. For individual book time and read-alouds for my younger daughter, I’ll be referencing the Five in a Row and Before Five in a Row books.
What are your favourite stories from your childhood?
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