Erik, Claire & Megan love story time. And Jeff and I do enjoy reading books with our children. Despite having a decent collection of books at home and picking up additional books at the library, Jeff felt like he was re-reading the same story over and over. Instead of reading to wind the kids down he was putting himself to sleep. Really he was. Claire would be nudging him so he would wake up.
A few months ago Jeff decided to read out loud some of the novels he thought Erik and Claire might like too. It has worked out well and each night will read a chapter or two. Now Jeff usually reads the novels to the kids and I will read the picture storybooks or graphic novels like Rapunzel's Revenge. Truly your kids won't want it put down. It is by Shannon & Dean Hale and wonderfully illustrated by Nathan Hale. Anyway, check it out.
We just hope that our kids will grow up with a love for reading.
Some of the books Jeff has read:
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe
The Horse and His Boy
Harry Potter 1
Harry Potter 2
Summer of the Monkeys
My Side of the Mountain
I snapped this photo of my Fav 4 while Jeff was reading this afternoon. It doesn't look like Meg is into it as much as the others.