On the Reading TableDecember 19, 2006
I read aloud to my kids just about every day. We try to tie our reading in with something we are studying, usually history. Right now the boys and I are doing a quick overview of the Revolutionary War so we are reading The Sherwood Ring.
The Sherwood Ring is a great story about an orphan that goes to live with her uncle in upper New York State. She finds that the house is also inhabited by ghosts; her ancestors that were living during the Revolutionary War. These ancestors tell her some stories of the war from their perspective and how they were involved in it. It is a very entertaining story- for this mom and her teenage sons.
Christina and I are reading The 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury. It is 40 wonderful children’s books bound into one. Some of my favorite titles are Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Goodnight Moon, Make Way for Ducklings, A Boy, A Dog and A Frog, and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. It is an easy way to read lots of great titles without having to tote all those books home from the library.