Monday, January 12, 2009
Last night before bedtime, Ramona finished reading A Bear Called Paddington, and was quite proud of herself, as it's the "biggest chapter book" she's read so far. I'm thinking about a post on how children learn to read (or, more specifically, how my children learn to read), but that may not happen today.
So, in the meantime, here are some other books we're enjoying:
Betsy got Walter Wick's Optical Tricks from the library, and we all had fun with it yesterday. Betsy's so interested in optical illusions at the moment that we also ordered A Little Giant Book: Optical Illusions and spent some time poking around M.C. Escher's website.
Snowflake Bentley is a must in January, as is cutting out a blizzard of homemade snowflakes. That's on the to-do list this week.
The Snowflake : A Water Cycle Story had the kind of lovely illustrations that appeal to me, but the story left Ramona squirming and restless. Too much science lesson, too little personification, not enough story.
Ramona plucked Slop!: A Welsh Folktale from the library shelf, and it was new to me. We both enjoyed this sweet story, based on Welsh folklore.
And that's it -- I'm out of blogging time this morning!