I'm reading Fairy Mom and Me by Sophie Kinsella to #2 (she's almost 6). She has actually laughed out loud at this book and asked me to read - something she's only ever done with the Mercy Watson/Tales from Deckawoo Drive chapter books, so this is big. So far I think it's a cute book, … Continue reading One of my new favorite lines! Fairy Mom says my messy house is USEFUL
I look at the clock to see how badly I've missed bedtime for my four-year-old (answer: badly) and it says: 6:56. I don't think I will ever see that time on the clock again and not think: And at 6:56 the next morning he did it. It sure was a terrible place that he hid … Continue reading My mind is a conglomeration of kids books
I've been consistently impressed by my oldest daughter's vocabulary and grasp of grammar as she gets older (almost 6! where does the time go?). I commented recently to my husband how impressive it is that she corrects her own grammar aloud and he said, "It's because she reads." And she does. The conversation got me thinking. Our kids learn the English language through what they hear spoken around them and from what they read, whether it is read aloud to them or they read on their own.