Hi there, and welcome! Choose a comfy chair or pillow, grab a book, and let's dive in.
I created this blog primarily to have some type of online community for parents who want to share the love of reading with their children. (I know I can't be the only one out there.)
So, for now, I'm keeping it simple. Each month, I'll choose two age-appropriate books for my kids, preview the books, create activities and crafts that go with the books' themes, and engage my children. Hopefully, this will show them that reading is fun. What this blog may morph into later on is completely unknown, but it'd be fun to add all types of literacy activities.
So, who am I? I'm just another mom, like you. I have two boys, ages 3 and 7 months, and they both love storytime.
I've started homeschooling my oldest in some sort of eclectic, unschooling type thing that I haven't really defined myself yet. My passions revolve around books and music. I'm a voracious reader (mystery, literary fiction, YA, and children's), and a writer of the same genres. [Fun fact: I'll be published in five anthologies this year!] I play piano and violin, though not at the same time, and classical music is usually playing throughout the day.
I'm excited to start this online community, and I hope you stay awhile. Since it's the second already and I haven't prechosen books for this month, I'll choose one book for August and post the choice tomorrow. Keep an eye out for the month's activity, and feel free to throw out ideas for books and crafts and such. It's a community, after all!
Are you worried because you have an older child who might be bored with a picture book? In a few months after I find a good groove, I'll add in older-aged books and activities in the mix so nobody is left out.
Come back in a few days to see what new reading adventures we're up to and see the August book reveal.