Well, quarantine is upon us, which is nerve wracking for many potential reasons. Not the least of which is the idea that our children will get a HEAVY dose of cabin fever mixed with “too much TV time.” At the very least, we can point them in the direction of shows that teach them things, right?
Well, all, it’s the end of the year. And we thought we’d look back on our absolute FAVORITE books from 2018. Some of them are from indie authors, some were read by Guppy, but either way, these were the books that impacted us the most in 2018. Maybe we’ll have more next year! But here’s the round up!
Everyone, I’m just pleased as punch to tell you I have every intention of participating in quite a few 2019 reading challenges across the internet. Here is my list of challenges I plan on doing, and I’ll continue to update, so that you can follow along if you’d like!
AtoZ Reading Challenge
I’m super excited to participate in these challenges. Let me know in the comments what challenges you’ll be participating in!
Earlier on, I posted the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge and said I would update it as I go. WELL, true to form, I did not. I started a VERY time consuming job in July (which I have subsequently taken on a smaller position in,) and had time for NOTHING! But now, I’m back. New Year, New Challenges, New Reviews, New Crafts, New Recipes, New Books, Old Books, BOOKS!
Anyway, here’s the challenge
It’s surprisingly hard to buy for kids when “books” are their favorite things. I mean, besides “books” what do you get them? (To be fair, Books are still a GREAT gift!) Well, here is a list of some great book-themed gifts that aren’t more books. (Though, they’d go great WITH a book.)
Back in this post, we discussed that a great way to get kids of all ages interested in reading is to introduce them to books that don’t read like books. Reading a chapter book can be SO daunting and sometimes, they may be hard to follow if you’re not really into reading them. This can lead kids to get discouraged quickly, and will likely turn them off from reading just as fast. When Guppy first started reading, she really wasn’t into sitting down for a chapter after chapter saga. Instead, we started to buy her books that had a different, more “journal-esque” format to them, and her interest in reading flourished. She told us it was like the character in the book was passing notes to her, and just telling her about their day, rather than trying to understand a narrative in third person. Here are 5 books that have that “Diary” feel to them, that make reading seem more comfortable, and personal to kids that still aren’t “into” reading.