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Book Day... What I Read to my Kids

Recently I realized, since having access to the school library and having the power to borrow books at any given time, I decided to choose a new book every week to read to my kids. Its a good way to get them more aware of the magic of books and the ability of learning new things when you read. There is a lesson to be learn in every story... they just need to be shown it.

My son Dylan, who does show some difficulty in reading still loves to read and be read to. So I am trying to spend more time reading with him and selecting books that can help him understand or learn something about himself. Last week I chose a book that focused on playing with other kids and this week I chose ....
Olivia by Ian Falconer.

Best line in the book was,
"You know you really wear me out, 
But I love you anyway."

My son had seen the cartoons and was surprised to see it was from a book. For me I wanted him to understand that Olivia, although extremely active (and probably very demanding) drains her parents... it does not affect their love for her.

The Illustrations are good and my 2 year old loved pointing at Olivia and screaming pig every time ... (85 times!!!!) Still they both enjoyed it and Dylan understood the lesson taught.

Reading is fun... motivate everyone to read. 


  1. I don't think mine ever watched Olivia. I've seen her books. My oldest used to watch Arthur when he was little. Summer's here and we've got to keep kids reading while they're not in school. Nice blog. I'll be back.

  2. Ahhh, what a great book! I know your kids loved it :o)


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