Sunday, September 27, 2015

Weekends are a Good Time to Read!

Weekends are a great for carving out time to read with your children. What better way to instill the love of reading in them, than to make a fun weekend ritual that includes together time with a book?

Reading is good for so many things, including increased vocabulary, encouraging together time, and fostering a lifelong love for a good book that will benefit your kiddos time and time again. I was that kid in school who loved to go to the library and drag home a stack of books as tall as I was at the time. Never mind the struggle to get them home, it was worth it and then some. Let me tell you, I would sit down and pile through those books too, one by one, cover to cover, until the reading was done. Then I would head to the library and start all over again!

I am a huge proponent of reading, and if it's tangible books they're reading, well to me, that's even better. :)

Today I'll be reviewing four books:


For the pre-school crowd,  I'll be reviewing I See Me! This is a company that incorporates your child's name into the story amidst bright, colorful pictures and a fun story.



For the elementary-aged children, there's the new Central Park Tales. This is recommended for ages 5+ but it's also a chapter book, so it's great for young readers to delve into too. My son is 8 and this was perfect for him.





The third and fourth books are the new release LEGO books. These definitely have an appeal for teens, and the architect book could absolutely be a coffee table book for the adults too. All four books were a pleasure to read.

22 comments:

Sandee said...

There is nothing like sitting on the back of our boat reading a good book. When I get my chores done today that's exactly what I plan on doing.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Pat Hatt said...

A good book and reading on the weekend is a fine combo

Elephant's Child said...

EVERY DAY is a good time to read.
And the state of my house and garden testify to that...

Blue Grumpster said...

As a kid I dreamed of more LEGO but that stuff was so expensive....

Hi Rosey!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Sadly, we get less reading done on the weekends. Thankfully, the girls use week nights to catch up on their reading before bed. I do too, though occasionally I'll sneak off on a weekend day to catch a little downtime with a good book!

mail4rosey said...

Sounds like a good day to me. :)

mail4rosey said...

Indeed! Or to write one...so sayeth the blogger to the author. :_

mail4rosey said...

LOL I agree, every day is a good time to read. :)

mail4rosey said...

Hi Blue! It is still expensive. :)

mail4rosey said...

I love to have some book time. I just love it. Of course it doesn't happen near enough...which I guess makes me appreciate it when it does, all the more. :)

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I tend to get more in at night when my son has gone to bed. He gets plenty whenever he wishes though

mail4rosey said...

Same here, the kiddos get way more reading time than I do. :)

Kristi Maloney said...

We could do better at reading on the weekends. Less tv and more reading. The Lego book looks very interesting - both of them do actually!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I do a lot of my reading while in the bathtub taking my nightly bath. It helps me relax

Binky said...

I always took out all the books I could from the library as well. Dr. Seuss was a big part of that!

Colette S said...

We are bookworms over here. We love our reading!
I really want to own my own library.

When I see lego stuff like that up there, I get excited for my children. They do love all things legos and that includes books!!

Blue Grumpster said...

I know. It's big business. I'm a fan of tangible books :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sounds like good choices. I really enjoy reading with my boys.

Christy Maurer said...

I love reading and weekends are definitely a great time to curl up with a good book!

SlimExpectations said...

I miss reading :)
Well, I need to detox tv ans start flipping some pages!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I want those last two also.
Hugs and cheer for you, my friend.

alissa apel said...

My kids love Legos, so they'd go nuts over any Lego book! Mica loves to read. Isaak only reads when he has to.