2.20.2008

library day


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."

6 comments:

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

We just discovered the simple joys of story time at the library ourselves. Devyn LOVES it. I never thought to check out the books with CDs. I know she'd LOVE that. Thanks for the tip!

Kati said...

Wow...great idea about the books on tape/cd! I bet Kallen would love those too...and what's a library trip without a few songs here and there!!!

Aleah said...

stories on cd + driving = quiet kids :)

That book looks pretty cute, I'll have to check it out!

jen said...

We need to go to the library together, too! I'm ALWAYS thankful when there are other noisy children when we go...really, I am!

My kids always head straight for the movies, by the way :{

AndiMae said...

Oh, I miss storytime! We have only gone once since moving and it wasn't that great...I told you about it didn' I? But I want to try it again soon- it was one of my favorite things to do with Audrey when she was Griffin's age.

P.S. I hope that we get to see you next week sometime! I miss you.

P.P.S. That book looks so cute!

Kari said...

We just got our first book on CD from the library, I saw it and just couldn't resist. Here it is, a true classic: http://www.amazon.ca/Hipkidhop-Ll-Cool-J/dp/0439389119

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