Familiar Family Reading

Free Week and I am going to be hard pressed because I have Toddler Grandson and the D-in-Law coming. Her class reunion is down near Bowling Green, about one-hundred miles away, but her mother lives about 45 in the opposite direction, so mine will be the place to stay.

I don’t know how long they will be here, probably less than a week and with the traveling to  the reunion, to see extended family not far from the area there, and then up to see her mother and sister, I might not see a lot of them.
 However, seventeen-month-old Ben will be read to.

I held onto many books; the ones his dad and uncle wanted to hear over and over are mostly the ones that his eighteen-year-old brother wanted over and over.

These will include, but not be limited to:

The Tawny Scrawny Lion

The Happy Man and His Dump Truck

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

The Happy Barnyard

Cars and Trucks

Going through some of the ones that I would like, he isn’t going to be ready to sit still for. I am till not all that sure that he will sit still for these. I started reading to my nieces, my sons and all of the grandkids when they were barely able to sit up,(and I am not sure that I didn’t start before then with this one’s big brother).

This one’s mother started later and he doesn’t sit still for her past a few pages.

I’ll work on it.

I’ll work on it because ever since he was born, I have been planning on using the video calls they make to me to read stories to him.

I expect to get to him eventually.

Then I want to hook him with chapter books and make him want to find out what is next!

So, if I don’t get back here to acknowledge you right away, I will be toddling around with a toddler.

It’s been a while, since the second youngest grandchild just turned fifteen.
Wish me luck.

About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.
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10 Responses to Familiar Family Reading

  1. John Babb says:

    Bravo, Tonette.  Get them started off right!


  2. Jeff Salter says:

    Good luck. I’m glad you’re exposing them to literature / reading.
    Of the ones you listed, I’m familiar with One Fish… but not really a fan.
    However, I love the Tawny Scrawny Lion… and I think we still have a copy from when our own kids were little. Some stories are timeless and need to be shared.
    This newest generation needs to have exposure to those stories.

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  3. Elaine Cantrell says:

    You’ll have such a good time reading to him. My boys always liked I Am A Puppy when they were his age. It’s an old book, but it sure was good.

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  4. Those are great books! I started reading to all of my kids when they were just born.I hope you get to spend a lot of time with him!


  5. trishafaye says:

    Enjoy your time with the little one. I hope you find lots of reading time to enjoy with him!

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