I haven't done a Ten post in a while, and today seemed like a great time for it. I've got to be honest with you, its been difficult lately keeping up with blogging. The Holidays are fast approaching, my husband is still studying to complete his CPA by the end of the month, and we are in full home-preschool mode - which means time for myself and even time just to connect with you lovelies has been scarce.
I haven't even had the chance to share the many many great things going on with us right now - I have a head spinning in ideas for posts, with relatively no time to get them written! If only Siri was slightly better at voice transcription...that would be so great! Anyway, on the topic of home-preschool, I have been loving seeing Zion develop an appreciation of reading and books.
The girl has a photographic memory I tell you! She can pick up a story by the 2nd time its read, so when she has quiet time she actually "reads" herself her stories, like almost word for word from memory. She's only 2.5 so I assure you she is not actually reading them, but its incredibly impressive. I think the biggest compliment is that she will read the stories with the same emphasis and voice changes and expressions that I use to bring them to life. Cute overload for sure.
Here are my 10 favorite children's stories from when I was a child...let me know if any of them resonate with you!
10. Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
9. Robot by Jan Pienkowski
8. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
7. The Frog & Toad Stories by Arnold Lobel
6. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
5. The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Lowrey
4. The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel
3. Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Suess
2. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
1. The Monster at the end of this Book by Jon Stone
Funny story to tell you about my all time favorite story - The Monster at the end of this Book, I actually loved this book so much that I tore the pages out of this book and hid them, because I didn't want to share it with anyone...it was mine, all mine. Oh man!
Before I leave you - I have to take a minute and just mention this awesome campaign that Capital One & The Heart of America Foundation are wrapping up this week called, Book by Book! Research shows that a child’s access to reading material is one of the strongest predictors of their ability to succeed academically, yet some 60% of children in low-income families have no books in their homes.
These two companies are coming together to donate a goal of 50,000 books!! All you have to do to participate is to like their Investing for Good facebook page and they will donate a book! They are currently about 8000 likes shy of their goal! You can also vote for your favorite books to help influence the books that will be donated! Would you help us to get some of these favorite books in the hands of kids less fortunate!? Just click like below, and to vote for your favorites click here!
Linking with Lena!