Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday morning book post

I've been teaching church camp for 4-7 year olds all this last week. It was a sweet and adorable camp, full of good stories - some from our Spirit Play collection and few from books.

Two books I read them:

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss. A classic, and I never get tired of using Dr. Seuss.

Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee MacLean. All kids have really bad days - Moody Cow Days - and sometimes it's hard to let go of all that anger swirling around. In this book, Grandfather uses a fun meditation technique to help Moody Cow settle all his angry thoughts.

And books that we've turned in to story baskets included: Butterfly Boy, Wanda's Roses, and Grandad's Prayers of the Earth.

This week Hypatia picked out the audio book of Roald Dahl's The Witches, and wanted it for her bedtime listening. We usually do let her fall asleep to an audio CD in her bedroom. I was worried it would be too scary, and in fact the first night she did come out all freaked out and need it changed for something less scary - Little Bear, actually. But then she got really into it and the next night she stayed awake to listen to the whole thing. She didn't fall asleep until after midnight.

Carbon picked up a book and read it to himself this week, with hardly any help at all. That was awesome. He read Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now. His reading is improving in leaps and bounds.

1 comment:

  1. I remember Marvin K. Mooney! I loved that book!

    We read The Witches aloud together when my kids were maybe 7 and 9. It's very suspensful but silly and fun, too!