Listening to my husband read aloud to my four-year-old from Prince Caspian of The Chronicles of Narnia amazes me. The language is sophisticated, even for an adult reader, and I sometimes wonder if, at four, he is truly understanding the story. Maybe he doesn’t catch all of it, but he does comprehend most of it. Maybe your child isn’t quite… Read More
Even with a background as an English teacher, I would have never considered picking up The Boxcar Children to read with my four and a half year old. I would have read Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and other such shorter stories. However, thanks to Sonlight (our primary curriculum at this point) and it’s fantastic list of… Read More
Dinosaurs have become a popular topic around our house lately (surprise, surprise), and when we go to the library, anything with a dinosaur on the cover gets placed in our bag. Here are my current top three favorite ‘dinosaur’ books for preschool and elementary-aged children. Dinosaurumpus – by Tony Mitton “Shake, shake, shudder, through the sludgy old swamp… the dinosaurs are coming,… Read More
If you’re looking to build your child’s library, this is a great place to start! The 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury contains 44 classic children’s works, from Goodnight Moon to Make Way for Ducklings and Where the Wild Things Are. Buy this one book and you’ll have hours worth of quality reading content. The stories are perfect for toddlers through early elementary.