This morning I took about 40 minutes out of my day to watch this YouTube video. I’d been perusing the site RubyReadsBooks.com and this particular book keeps popping up but in all my years of homeschooling, I had never heard of it! That’s too bad because it really is a great book. It’s beautifully written with a great lesson that kids (and adults) can learn without even saying a word. I love books that do that. You read them to the kids and just let it sit there… if they want to talk about it, of course, you do talk about it, but this is not a time for analyzing or pulling out lessons, or saying, “see this is why I want you to be nice to Serena down the street”. You let the kids just mull over it … and act.
And then you read it again. And again. Good books are that way. That’s why this one’s been around, never out of print, since the 1950s. It’s just as relevant today as it was then.
I also love the idea of these read-aloud posters. I hope to grab some someday when my grandkids are just a little older.
What are some of your favorite books to read aloud?