Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What My Child Is Reading

One of our favorite bedtime rituals is reading to our daughter. My husband used to do it, but lately we've been taking turns.

Over the weekend, I found a new meme (through What Do We Do All Day?) called "What My Child Is Reading. The meme is hosted by Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.

I really like the idea of participating in literacy projects and I like to share the books that we're reading, so this is perfect for me!

  • Bright Red Kisses by Teresa Toten - Mommy is getting ready to go out on a night on the town, and asks her little girl to help her. My daughter, Monkey Georgia, isn't especially girly in most aspects but she loves to watch me put on makeup and wear jewelry. (I know a lot of little boys who enjoy that too, so I don't really count that as girly either. Dress-up is fun, regardless of your gender!) My daughter enjoyed helping the little girl choose the right shade of lipstick! Monkey Georgia enjoys helping me choose my clothing and jewelry before we go out too, so perhaps that is part of the charm of the book for her.
  • One Mitten by Kristine O'Connell George - Monkey Georgia found this on a display at our library one day but when I tried to check it out, we learned it had been requested by another patron. Monkey Georgia cried and cried, but we let her pick out an another book and I made a note of the title. WE finally got to pick it up a couple of weeks ago. It's all about things that one mitten can do when the other mitten is lost. Monkey Georgia enjoys the illustrations and ideas for things to do with mittens. She uses hers as oven mitts for her play kitchen.
  • Cold Paws, Warm Heart by Madeleine Floyd - Cold Paws is a lonely polar bear until Hannah comes along and shows him the meaning and warmth of friendship. We're getting polar bears at our zoo again in late April, so we've been talking about polar bears a lot over the last few weeks.

Our other bedtime reading books have been from our Shutterfly photo book collection. It's fun to look over our pictures and remember happy times just before bedtime.

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1 comment:

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Thank you very much for joining WMCIR! I always enjoy seeing new participants in this meme and learn about new books. One Mitten sounds very intriguing, and I will have to look for it :)