Saturday, October 22, 2011

31 Days of Reading with Your Children // Day 22


Today I want to share another much used reading resource in our house. This one goes with us to the library on most trips and has been invaluable in helping my eight year old hurdle those reading ruts such as being stuck in an endless cycle of Ivy and Bean or Nancy Drew books. 

Honey for a Child's Heart is a wonderful resource and worth adding to your shelves. The book is broken down by ages and by types of books:
  • a child's first books (ages 0-3)
  • picture book classics (ages 4-8)
  • more favorite picture books (ages 4-8)
  • first books for beginning readers
  • classic children's novels (ages 9-12)
  • more great books for intermediate readers (ages 9-12)
  • stories for animal lovers (ages 9-12)
  • historical novels (ages 9-12)
  • fantasy novels (ages 9-12)
  • young adult novels (ages 12-14)
  • poetry for pleasure
  • nourishing your child's spiritual life
  • a book list for special occasions

I love that I can take post-it's and mark the sections that N1 needs to pick a book from and she is off on her own at the library, using the card catalog on the computer or asking the librarian for help. I'm guiding her choices, but she is getting to make the actual selection of what books go home in her backpack. Occasionally I might suggest she put something back if it's a subject that we haven't dealt with yet that is a bit beyond her, but for most books I have found Honey for a Child's Heart as a spot-on guide to help her find good books that interest her at the library.

Other resources similar to Honey for a Child's Heart that I also recommend:

Any trips to the library planned for your family this weekend?

Day: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20 // 21

The book links and pictures above are Amazon affiliate links ... if you click them and make a purchase, I will earn a few pennies towards books for my munchkins. Just thought I'd mention it. :)

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