Reading, always reading
Annie 'reading' at Barnes and Nobles
Everyday. Every morning. Every evening.
Each of my girls chooses books off the 'literature' shelf: a shelf with the books recommended by educational catalogs or friends, books with awards embossed on their covers, for me to read aloud. Matthew will usually depart to another room to read his bigger kid books without interruption.
Reading is part of our way of life. So it makes sense that we regularly spend Friday evenings at Barnes and Nobles. Usually my kids will gather lots of colorful cartoon books to read, books that are not on the literature shelf at home, and browse for an hour or so alone. That gives me, perched on one of those impossibly low green painted kid size chairs, the chance to read the latest mixed media magazines or craft books. Gotta take the time to be inspired when I can!