Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's The Little Things: A Boy & His Books

If there is one characteristic of Connor's I want him to forever hold on to, it's his love of reading. I started reading to him when I was pregnant and haven't stopped. He loves picking out a few books before nap and at bedtime for us to read. While some days, we read much less than others, we always try to find a few minutes to read a quick favorite. I truly believe in the quote "reading to the mind is what exercise is to the body".


Grabbing a few favorites, Thomas, Tip Tip Dig Dig and anything Halloween, and piling up with our friends (Mickey and Lots So) on the floor to read is how we whine down after a day full of play.


Letting Connor pick his book has turned out to be the best "battle" I choose to lose. So yeah, we read the same ones week after week. We also read Halloween books in March. It makes for a happy 2 year old and who doesn't love a happy toddler, you know?


Hearing Connor read a story to me makes my book lovin' heart melt. And when I say read, I mean read. He memorizes things so quickly and soon enough, he is reading me night time stories.

It's the little things like your littlest love, reading his beloved books surrounded by his stuffed friends.

13 comments:

  1. I love when they memorize their stories and then read them to you! It is so precious.

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  2. That's the sweetest. Sometimes when I babysit a family friends daughter (Nora), we end up reading the same thing over and over again. But it's too precious, so I don't mind! She also loves reading a Halloween book no matter what time of year it is, haha!

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  3. We love reading! I truly believe you can never have too many books! Noah goes through phases where we read the same 2-3 books before bed for weeks and then we finally switch them up ;)

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  4. My favorite memory as a kid was when my parents would read with me. I think that is one of the reasons I love to read so much now as an adult. Thank you for teaching your son at an early age that it is fun to read.

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  5. My favorite memory as a kid was when my parents would read with me. I think that is one of the reasons I love to read so much now as an adult. Thank you for teaching your son at an early age that it is fun to read.

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  6. I love this!!! I am definitely a believer of reading, especially from an early age. I absolutely love that you read to him while he was in your womb!! I'm already collecting books to read to my kids, and I can't wait to share my favorites with them!

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  7. My kids love to be read to as well, and I'm so glad because I have always LOVED reading and I want them to be just like me in that way. Their dad developed his love of reading later in life so I've always been afraid that my kids wouldn't like it, but so far they love stories! :) My daughter loves to lay in her bed after I've turned lights off looking at the pictures on the page, I'm sure it's not good for her eyesight, but oh well. :)

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  8. This is so sweet! I wish mine would let me read to her!

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  9. I love reading! I've been reading to my baby boy every day of his life. However, at 8 months old, he'd rather go play than sit quietly and look at a book =( Someday, he'll come back with rapt interest (I hope)

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  10. I read to Hunter every night before bed, it's part of his bedtime routine and I usually let him pick the books, though he always wants the longest books knowing that will extend bedtime by 30 minutes so I try to let him have 1 long and 2-3 short ones. We read the same ones over and over but I love how he's started memorizing them and "reading" certain words now.

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  11. Keep up the good work, mama! I read to my older kids from the day they were born. It felt silly at times, but I now have an 8 and 10 year old reading WAY above grade level. I hope my 3 year old and 1 year old love reading as much as they do!

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  12. We read every night before bed, and it's easily one of my favorite things to do with Marcus. I hope my little man continues to love reading as he grows.

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  13. That is so wonderful that he loves to read so much -- my son is rather fond of books, but he has stages where he doesn't really care to read. I hope he decides he loves reading again :D

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