Monday, July 18, 2011

# book review # books

Tonight is Family Night

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Tonight for Family Night we are hitting up Barnes and Noble bookstore. We love books! We love to visit the library or any kind of bookstore. For date nights, my husband and I love going to the bookstore before a movie, when we have a little time to kill. We flip through the travel magazines to see the clear aqua ocean water of the Caribbean and remember our past life without children. Tonight MJ and Peanut will be joining us. We won't be flipping through our magazines but we will be reading plenty of children's books. It will be fun.

I'm extremely grateful that MJ loves books. I hope that Peanut grows to love books just as much as MJ does.

One of MJ's favorite books is The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss. If you don't have this book, I highly recommend obtaining a copy for your family. This is a book full of social issues and lessons. It is a great spring board for teaching. Her two favorite stories in this book are The Sneetches and The Zax. They happen to be my favorite too. For MJ at this stage of her life, at three years old, The Sneetches teaches about being nice to everyone- no matter who they are or aren't. The Zax teaches about the downfall of being stubborn but I don't think she quite understands that yet. This will be an important lesson for her as she grows older.

I have purchased the same stories on DVD for MJ. We love watching them. They have great songs. Oh yeah, and it has Green Eggs and Ham. Who doesn't love that one?

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