Both of their grandfathers are big readers and I feel a great deal of responsibility that I raise eager little readers.
Up until this point, books were for gnawing at, and tearing to confetti sized pieces, a sight that would probably send my father into cardiac arrest. But in the last few weeks, something changed.
Our thoughtful friends whom threw our baby shower asked each guest to bring a book to help start our kids library. Everyone wrote a sweet note in the cover telling Austin and Makayla why it was their favorite book. Since that time, I've continued to collect books for them, making sure to snag the board book copies that are much more difficult (but I assure you, not impossible) to ruin. And just a few weeks ago, they discovered the book shelf that's been in their room since they were home from the hospital.
Now that they are interesting in books, I thought it would be fun to share what we are reading each week and why it's our favorite, or not so much.
This week's (actually, for the last several weeks) book is an undeniable classic: The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
I can see this book being one that we continue to love and grow with for it's obvious education purposes. No wonder it's a classic!
|Reading her favorite "strawberries and oranges" page.|
|Showing mommy her favorite book, nad how happy it makes her|