Read to Me 2007

February 19, 2007 Categories: Books , Homeschooling , Kid Stuff | 5 Comments  


Jennifer at Snapshot is sponsoring Read to Me 2007, a challenge for those of us who love books and children.

“Read to Me 2007 is a mission to encourage reading to children. Most of us know that reading to children is a good thing. Most of us are busy. Most of us are selfish with our time (alright, I won’t saddle you with that, but I will admit that I am selfish with my time). Goals are important to me, and accountability is important to me, too. So, I’m going to set some goals for reading to my children and I’m going to invite you to do the same.”

I’ve been much better about keeping our read-aloud time consistent this (school) year than last, but I still see some areas needing improvement. One is to do more picture books – now that Natalie and Noah are loving to listen to longer books like Inkheart and Eragon, I’ve neglected Jonathan and Josiah some since they aren’t quite ready to sit still for those. We also do very little reading aloud on the weekends, and I want to change that.

So here are my goals:

~At least two picture books a day for Jonathan and Josiah.

~Read aloud for 30 to 45 minutes on either Saturday or Sunday.

Not grand goals, I know, but since we already have a daily read-aloud time, these are the areas we need to work on.

If you want to participate, you can find complete details here, and join by Mr. Linky here.

Be sure and leave me a comment to let me know if you decide to participate!


  1. Jennifer, Snapshot

    I love the idea of one big chunk set aside during the week. I might think about adding that in as well, as a means to reading more together.

  2. Lisa

    Read with Emily every day! *Smile*

  3. carrie

    Jennifer – I’m hoping the “challenge” part of it will keep me accountable!

    Lisa – I know – I’ve been enjoying your posts about reading the Little House books.

  4. Kathleen

    I really like your idea of setting aside time on the weekend for a longer session of reading. I think I’ll incorporate that too!

  5. carrie

    Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen!