Sometimes when my youngest is in just the right mood, she completes a running swan dive onto my bed, buries herself in my oversized white comforter, and yells for me to read her a book. When this happens, it means dinner will most likely include cereal, and homework will be delayed. Reading like this together is a reminder of days when snuggling in bed with a book wasn’t a rarity, but the norm.
I adore reading with my girl for an endless amount of reasons. Besides the obvious win of spending time together, I love learning and revisiting ideas I have long forgotten or facts I never learned.
My girl: Did you know North Carolina’s state dog is a Plott hound? Me: No. My girl: Did you know North Carolina’s red berry is the strawberry and the state’s blue berry is the blueberry? Me: Ah, no, but that makes sense. My girl: What about the state beverage? Did you know the state beverage is milk? Me: Again, no. The above questions involving over a dozen state symbols and songs continues and quickly falls into the category of things I never learned.
Christian Biographies for Moms and Kids
Lately, I’ve heard from parents who are reading biographies of great women and having their kiddos read child-friendly versions of the same biography, mamas like Ashley.
And maybe it’s because for the last five years I’ve been binging on stories of strong Christian women or maybe it’s because I love the idea of sharing literature together, but the whole idea of moms and kids reading and talking about the same women of faith makes me giddy.
Here’s a question I recently received:
Seriously great question, thanks for asking! Here’s my list:
2. Corrie and Betsie ten Boom, evangelists. Books for moms: The Hiding Place. Book for young readers: Gutsy Girls Book Two: Corrie ten Boom.
3. Fanny Crosby, hymn writer. Book for moms: Her Heart Can See: The Life and Hymns of Fanny J. Crosby. Book for young readers: Gutsy Girls Book Three: Fanny Crosby.
Your turn. Do you have a favorite biography and book for young readers combo? Let’s hear it!