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…

 

Daniel

A few story books

How to draw and colour dinosaurs

Aircraft

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.

 

 

Nomi

Modeling clay (we are going to use salt dough while she gets enthused about this craft)

Astrix

Dogs  (she has a dog book every time)

“Well done Mr Twiddle” – Enid Blyton

 

Jessica

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!)

 

 

Joshua

These are his “free” reading books – books he has chosen outside of his prescribed reading / subject list.

Dinosaurs

Archaeology

Astrix

Narnia (one story on tape – he has read the series)

 

Books on his study list are:

Metals / Gold

The Robe

Books on Rome / Roman Empire

 

My card (which apparently has 2 books over my limit!)

Fast Cards to make

Toddler scrapbooks

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!!

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