Reading together

As part of Family Literacy Day, I had a chance to read to my daughter in her classroom this morning, which was a nice treat. For us, reading is a nice go-to family activity that we all enjoy.

We’ve been through a lot of picture books. Below are some of our favourites.

Fiction

Interactive

Magazine

Non-fiction

Series

Wordless

Your local library should have these available. The VPL certainly does. Personally, I would recommend against buying these books at a store because:

  • Your kids (or you!) will tire of them
  • They take up space even after you’re done with them
  • They cost money

I’m fairly confident that we read more (and a greater variety) because we use the library and are therefore not constrained by space or money. We probably read 300 books last year and purchased 0.

While it’s true that e-books also don’t take up (physical) space, they’re not going to displace picture books anytime soon.

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