The Family Reading Challenge & Hugo Cabret
I’m a bit late in signing up for The Family Reading Challenge, hosted by The Well-Read Child, but figured that hey, it’s never too late to make the commitment of reading more as a family. The logistics are simple – from the blog: Would you like to spend more time reading and challenge yourself and your family to read a bit every day? If so, I’d love it if you joined me! The only rule is that you try to fit in time every day. You know what will work best for your family, so you decide the logistics. Maybe you want to spend some time every day reading aloud to your children. Or if you have older kids, perhaps you want set aside a specific time of day where everyone in the family is reading on their own–no computers, no TV, just good old books. Maybe you don’t even have kids but want to challenge yourself to read everyday. That’s fine, too!
To be honest, I do try to read to my oldest daughter Leah each night (or more recently when my youngest is napping in the afternoon) so this isn’t so much a challenge as a good old fashion reminder to READ TO YOUR KIDS! Feel like joining me? Just stop by The Well-Read Child for information!
Right now my six year old daughter Leah and I are in the middle of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. There are many bloggers who have reviewed this book and I found this article from The New York Times Sunday Book Review that summarizes this 2008 Caldecott winner quite nicely. So far, it’s been a good book to start off this fun challenge, although I think it probably would be better suited for a little bit of an older child (think ten year old boy as target audience). Having said that, it is a nice beautifully illustrated and the story is intriguing, just a little complex for my six year old (which means I have to answer LOTS of questions as we go along)! So, what have you been reading to your son/daughter, niece/nephew, grandchild or little one in your life recently?
Above image is from this site.
On another note, you still have time to enter my contest to win a copy of The Wednesday Sisters. Just make sure to leave a comment on this post by midnight EST time on Monday, July 28th to enter.