The sense of success is never greater than after a trip to the library. When my children walk out with an armful of books, on varied topics it is a good feeling!
Library books used to belong in the bookcase, on a special shelf but just recently I made the coffee table the centre for all library books a pile for each person. This made the room look messy so I have moved them to a little table in the corner of the lounge room- still a pile for each person. Since we made this switch, I am amazed at how much more the books get read especially for the younger ones. I am also a lot more aware of what books have been chosen.
When we get back from the library we always have an hour reading time regardless of what time of day it is. This is a good opportunity to really get into the books they have chosen.
Here is a list covering the various topics that each child has chosen
A few story books
How to draw and colour dinosaurs
Nature activities and collections
Fun things to make
He has already used these books to make one fun project and has drawn one dinosaur. The librarian has encouraged him to bring in one of his dinosaur pictures.
Modeling clay (we are going to use salt dough while she gets enthused about this craft)
Dogs (she has a dog book every time)
Well done Mr Twiddle Enid Blyton
Simple Quilts to make
Beads for children
Little book for crafty girls
Computer Crafts for kids (she is making a door-hanger but one that reflects hospitality not “keep out” “private” etc which is promoted in the book!)
These are his free reading books books he has chosen outside of his prescribed reading / subject list.
Narnia (one story on tape he has read the series)
Books on his study list are:
Metals / Gold
Books on Rome / Roman Empire
My card (which apparently has 2 books over my limit!)
Fast Cards to make
Creative Gift wrap
Making toys that teach
4 books on making books, illustrating & writing, storyboarding
as for the other titles on my card . I need to go and have a search!!