For Family Literacy Day, we asked our Facebook friends what books they are reading with their families this week.
Rebs: Clementine by Sara Pennypacker. An awesome relatable heroine for a little girl (or boy).
Stephanie: Everything we can get our hands on. Robert’s loving Z for Zamboni and Hannah loves Paper Bag Princess.
Jennifer: My girls are into Geronimo Stilton and The Weather Fairies series.
Susana: We are adoring M. Sasek’s This is New York and all his other This Is series (his quirky writing & incredible illustrations are incredible); What the World Eats is great for kids and adults alike; we just finished James & The Giant Peach; next bedtime chapter book series we are starting tonight are the Laura Ingalls‘.
Cindy: #20 of the Magic Treehouse series and also reading a lot of books about Space and Bible Stories at bedtime too. Read more...
We asked our Facebook friends what embarrassments they suffered that they dare not inflict on their kids
One adult child of hippies said that when she was free from living “back off the land,” she embraced consumerism hardcore. We asked you what things your parents did when you were growing up that you will never do with your own children:
Lauren: Gender policing!
Stephanie: Putting teenage milestones in my baby book.
Niki: Country Music
Jodi: Not indulging my passion for Halloween costumes.
Cynthia: Well, my aunt made me dance for candy at the corner store… (robot, funky chicken…) Sigh.
Rebecca: Forced piano lessons.
Natalie: Move a lot and change schools mid-year. Wear grocery bags on my feet inside my winter books to keep my feet dry. Spank (even though it was extremely rare). Read more...