Monday, August 6, 2007

Such a Mean Mommy

I required Terri (2nd grade) to spend 20 minutes reading a science book this afternoon before she could watch a movie. She was mournful and frowning about this infringement on her interests and desires...for about 2 minutes. The required book (which she chose from our "Kingfisher Young Knowledge" set) called Animal Disguises by Belinda Weber, had her "ooing and awing", showing me amazing pictures and reading off statistics in no time.

It doesn't always work out quite this nicely, but it sure is nice when it does (and beautiful, engaging books can be a huge help!).

contributed by Alicia from Wisconsin

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