Most of you who read this blog are already read-aloud afficianados. You understand the joy of a shared laugh, and a shared understanding. A good book, once read together, can form the foundation for discussions, family jokes, and even a new "language" based on shared experience. After reading "The Long Winter," for instance, my kids would joke that our pantry might be bare, but not "have to grind seed wheat" bare. (Except that one time I forgot to do grocery shopping. That time they called to tell me "We need Almanzo's address. Somebody has to go for seed wheat." ) I don't need to convince you - but WHAT to read?
I thought I would share a few of my favorite winter read-alouds. For my family, winter is a perfect time to get lost in a great SERIES. During the long days of late spring through summer, we just don't have the same focus. So, here goes. A few of my favorites, from picture book to novels. Actually, there are far too many favorites to fit here - but I will start. I have put off this blog post for far too long, thinking, "Oh, but how could I NOT include...!"
Today is the day to start - Won't you share your family's favorites in the comments?