Last Fall Nick finished reading the entire Chronicles of Narnia to the kids. We immediately bought The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Nick finished The Hobbit, and now they’re nearly done with the first book in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Family reading happens more often in the colder months, when gathering early in the evening by fire or candlelight ,is an unavoidable draw. I am usually cleaning up the kitchen, while the younger three color or do puzzles, while they listen to the story. The older two cuddle up next to Nick, and take turns reading the little poems and songs scattered throughout the tale.
Later I join in and keep the littles busy. I can sneak in some Christmas knitting on most evening.
Yesterday, we started Avent reading using The Jesus Storybook Bible. Each evening a story is read and discussed. I printed out this schedule, but it’s just the first 24 stories starting December first.
What do you read to your children in these cozy cooler months? Please leave a comment. We just may get a lovely list of reads to work our way through.