School is starting in just over a week! Alice is getting excited because we are going to do a reading group/get together with the neighbors. I was so disappointed when I found out the library reading program stops at five years old – I knew we couldn’t go. Sure Jake would fit right in, but that leaves Alice out. It wouldn’t be a big deal except there isn’t a program for older kids.
I brought up the idea of a reading group with the neighbor not too long ago and she agreed it would be fun. We haven’t figured out a structure yet and I’m thinking getting the kids together a few times a week will be good. My neighbor also mentioned she was going to have her daughter watching PBS for an hour a day (I can’t remember which program) and I’m going to suggest having the daughter come over here to watch and then Alice going over there – have them watch the show then talk about it afterward. That will keep them occupied for an hour giving me time to clean up or just hang out with Jake.
And along with reading – have you seen the list of 100 top Children’s Books posted at the NEA website? The list was compiled in an online survey and looks great. I’m debating how to use it – read it in a year, pick a section to work with for a few months, etc. I’ve read the majority of the books so I’m thinking it would be easy for us to dive right in.