LittleMan is still working with early readers, however he has been a HUGE fan of chapter books since he was old enough to sit and listen to them read aloud. He is such a fan in fact that I eventually caved in and started getting him audio books because my throat couldn’t take reading aloud constantly. The first chapter books that he fell in love with were written by Roald Dahl: James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Magic Finger, and, his personal favorite, George’s Marvellous Medicine.
Ever hear the expression, the days drag on forever but the years fly by?
Thats how I feel about summer in a nut shell.
20 minutes can feel like 2 hours, but 2 weeks can feel like 2 days.
You think you’ve got all the time in the world to….whatever it is you had planned to do this summer, but before you know it, the summer is gone, times up and you’ve got to shelf all those fun plans for next year.
You only get about 18 summers with your child. Less when you consider those first few summers they will be too young for certain activities. Less again when you consider those last few summers they will be spending working and/or hanging out with friends.
Enter the summer bucket list. Hang it somewhere in your house to serve as a constant reminder that TODAY is the day to make some memories. (more…)