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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Reading to Children

A client was struggling with connecting to his children. He just did not know what to do with them, as they were young which confounded him even more. We talked about possibilities. Many children love to sit down and read books with their parents, so I suggested that. The topic came up of what to do when the kids get older; he had "kid books," but given the age difference of his children, he was dubious whether it was sustainable.  Thinking about the years and the books we read to our many children, I assured him it was.

Why it is important 

to be written

Age appropriateness

to be written

Books and book series we have read to our children 

 (the original books, not movie versions!)

Stuart Little
Peter Pan
Charlotte's Web
Laura Ingalls Wilder “Little House” books
    Little House in the Big Woods. 
    Farmer Boy.
    Little House on the Prairie.
    On the Banks of Plum Creek. 
    By the Shores of Silver Lake. 
    The Long Winter.
    Little Town on the Prairie.
    These Happy Golden Years. 
Winnie-The-Pooh books
    Winnie-The-Pooh
    The House at Pooh Corner 
    When We Were Very Young Now We Are Six
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH 
The Borrowers
The Trumpet of the Swan
The Cricket in Times Square 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 
The Never-ending Story
The Hobbit 
Narnia books
    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    Prince Caspian
    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    The Silver Chair
    The Horse and His Boy 
    The Magician's Nephew 
    The Last Battle
Stephen R. Lawhead—The Dragon King Trilogy 
    In the Hall of Mountain King
    The Warlords of Nin
    The Sword and the Flame
Stephen R. Lawhead—The Pendragon Cycle 
    Taliesin
    Merlin
    Arthur
    Pendragon (never read)
    Grail (never read)
    Avalon: The Return of King Arthur (never read)