As I mentioned in my previous post Dangerous Boys, when there is a void in your life, sometimes you need to fill it yourself!
Our void… there was no age appropriate story time for my children.
We went to a wonderful, fabulous, magnificent story-time at our library for about 8 years and had the same story teller/ bookreader, Ms. Beth! Even as the kids grew older, she tapered the story-time to fit their age. But, unfortunately, the library changed and my kids were too old to participate.
Gingerbread themed books and crafts
Kids playing together
Well – today we built a fort and read books inside it!
The kids helped bring every blanket we owned to the church gymnasium, along with old couch cushions, pillows, and giant stuffies!
Everyone was cozy as I read an assortment of books aloud!
The church has a large gym, with toys, that the kids get to run around and play with.
Simone, Eddie, and Andre like to rollerblade!
I love that my kids now belong to a story-time!
There is something special about curling up together in a cozy setting with the sole purpose of listening to books being read aloud.