Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Just before nap...

My little guy (he's 4) still takes a great nap every afternoon.

This bit of quiet is one of the best parts of my day.  Knowing he's all snuggled up with his blankets and stuffed buddies, dreaming of sweetness, makes me happy and productive (yeehaw!).

But just before that magical nap time occurs, he and I read a story together.

This is his current favorite...
We lost the jacket for the book, unfortunately.  The illustrations are so cute, and the book come with little insect flash cards in the back.  Fun!

This is the cover...
That little blue bug is Dilly.  She is the main character of this charming little story about a sort of insect talent contest.

This is our favorite page...
  The insects get "bamboozled" by some tricky spiders and Dilly teaches them that they need to work together and do what each insect does best in order to chase them off.

I have loved the conversations that have come out of this book.  

I have been able to encourage and compliment my boys on what they do well, and they love it!  Who wouldn't?

I think I have read this book every day for almost 2 weeks straight.  Pretty sure I have it memorized!

Another favorite for little man right now is...
He thinks it is hilarious when I read it.

Our favorite page in this book is...
"Mama Llama always near, even if she's not right here."  Gets me every time!

I think that this time of reading together is so sweet to me right now because I know that is won't last much longer.  I want to suck up every precious little snuggled minute.

Maybe you could share some of your favorite books that you have read to little ones, or that were YOUR favorites as a little one yourself.  Mollie and I are always looking for new material (not that we don't love reading the same book OVER and OVER and OVER...).

I am just happy that I LOVE little man's current favorites.  At least he hasn't permanently linked onto a book about heavy machinery or anything (that day will probably come, I know).

Hopefully you all find some precious quiet time today!

Happy Tuesday,


LP aka A Crafty Southern Chick said...

Oh, I love Llama Llama Mad at Mama! All Dr. Seuss, but especially The Nose Book, Hop on Mop, and Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?

YeLLoWMeDaiSY said...

What's The Nose Book? I don't think I have heard of that one. I'll have to check it out! Thanks!