Friday, February 25, 2011

Take a look, it's in a book!

I remember, when I was a kid, my grandmother would bring me Strawberry Shortcake books, then ask me to read them to her.  I'm sure she brought me other books, but for some reason, that's the memory that is striking to me.  I love to read; I'm currently in the middle of two books and a magazine, plus all the blogs and news media I read.  One of my favorite ways to wake up is to spend an extra half hour lounging in bed, reading my book.  In fact, M just told A that, he "didn't like to read when he got to high school, but Mommy reminded [him] how much [he] enjoys it." 

As such, it's very important to both of us that the boys enjoy reading, because not only is it something we love, but it also is so important.  It seems to me that it's one constant, even as our world changes and becomes more and more tech, more and more digitized, it also becomes more and more reading based.  So, when I found the blog Book Loving Boys, and saw that it was doing a virtual exchange of the Flat Stanley Project, I really was excited to participate.  I've heard of Flat Stanley, but we've never before read it.  I changed that by requesting it from the library, and was so happy to see it in my pile today.  It couldn't have come at a better time because tomorrow, M has an all day fencing event, so we're looking for activities, and this sounds like a perfect one for us.

It turns out that my exchange partner also has two boys, and her blog is about their reading adventures.  Check out LitLad, and stay tuned for the adventures of our Flat Stanley!

It also happens that, on a day I've already planned for a reading activity, Target is having a Seuss celebration.  Tomorrow has been renamed "Reading Day!"