We've reinstated library day at our house. From the ages of about 2 to 2 1/2 Parker was not fit to be taken to the library. If I did attempt a library run with him, I'd soon remember why I didn't like to. Parker never used to see books...he saw FREEDOM!! Freedom to run wildly throughout the building and sing at the top of his lungs, smiling broadly at the quiet readers. No, Parker wasn't a library kid for a while. But now we have matured and library time is now a bit more like it is supposed to be. We have an occasional song....a high jump every now and then, but Parker is definitely more interested in the books these days. Oh, and the movies. Can't forget the movies!
But I've found something even more lovely than library movies--library books with accompanying audio CD's! Parker loves to get cozy on the couch and read his books by himself while listening to the entertaining CD. It is so cool! I'm not sure why it took me so long to realize my Parker would love this sort of thing.
This is my favorite so far.... Leo the Lightning Bug by Eric Drachman. It seriously is the cutest book ever and has certainly struck a chord with Parker. This is what the publisher has to say...
"Although the other lightning bugs tease him, Leo is determined to make his own light, and with motherly support and a little luck, he eventually learns to light up the night, which leads to a new-found confidence and a good night's sleep."