Friday, January 23, 2009

Operation Playtime Day 4-Marathon of books

Our marathon of books actually began on Day 1 of Operation Playtime (Blocks). Sammi built a house for her baby (almost) then decided she needed a nap. To help her fall asleep, Sammi pulled out a book to read to her. The rest, as they say, is history! We've read every book on every book shelf!

Sammi's favorites include Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha and Nobunny's Perfect by Anna Dewdney. We've read to each other, to the baby, and to all her baby dolls.

Each book is usually interrupted for an impromptu song which may or may not match the theme of the book! (Usually not) We've sung "Once there was a snowman," "Itsy bitsy spider," "Ring around the rosies," and "If you're happy and you know it," to name a few.

It's been fun to focus on books again over the last few days. We had been so busy with the holidays that our reading had been limited to bedtime and we were missing out on a lot of our classics. Thanks for a nudge, Melitsa, in the book reading direction, even if it did inadvertently come from Tuesday's post.

3 comments:

Melitsa said...

Don't you love how random songs happen with the kids. Wheels on the bus happens a lot in our home for no reason. Today the MO found the fairy tale treasury- talking of classics. Thanks for joining in.

ibeeeg said...

Impromptu songs and conversation is always so cool when reading. I love the way little minds (an older ones as well) work.

Vanessa said...

I am going to have to check out these books!

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