Parenting

Bedtime Story Time at our Community Library

Abby was super excited to visit the library tonight for bedtime story time. This is a great event that allows you to bring your children in their pajamas to listen to 2 bedtime stories while engaging in some fun listening and learning activities in a group setting.

The two books tonight were:

  • Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury

If you have children I highly recommend you get them involved in activities that will build their skills academically and socially. With Abby starting Kindergarten in the fall I have been taking advantage of every opportunity possible to prepare her. The best resource for safe and family friendly activities is your local library and the events are free. I have been doing a good job at keeping up with event dates to make sure we don’t miss anything.

Mommy and Daddy were so proud tonight seeing Abby participate in a group setting with kids that were older than her, although she looked the oldest as tall as she is. To be able to observe how well behaved she was compared to other children who are already accustom to a school setting was astonishing. I definitely reassured us that she is ready for school. Abby has always been independently strong willed and social and that can have it’s pros and cons. However, with a little coaching and discipline she can continue to use those strong skills in positive ways.

Here are some pictures from tonights event:

While at the library tonight Abby returned her books from last week and we picked up 5 more beginner reading books. One thing that I love the most about utilizing our local library is the amount of money you save by checking out books rather than purchasing them. At the end of our check out receipt it shows how much we saved during that visit and the total amount we have saved for the entire year. In just a few visits we have already saved $227.82 for the year. This is absolutely amazing!

Abby has been using Mommy’s library card but is looking forward to upgrading to her own library card when she turns 5 on April 30th. The excitement is real! Despite her using my library card she takes ownership over it like it is hers and she communicates the entire transaction when checking out her books. This has really improved her communication skills.

Side note:

I ordered the book, “The Jesus Storybook Bible” by Sally Lloyd-Jones, to read to Abby at night. I have been researching homeschool curriculum for Kindergarten and found that a lot of parents use this book to build a religious foundation.

We are a very spiritual family and learning about the bible and the goodness of Jesus is critical. This storybook is filled with beautiful pictures and very easy to read short stories that take you through the bible from beginning to end. This will be a nightly ritual for us before bedtime. Tonight was a success and Abby even tried to convince me to read one more story but I had to explain to her that despite her eagerness we must remain disciplined. I am very pleased and blessed that she is eager to learn more about the bible. This definitely gives her something new to look forward to at night before bed.

FLWE ❤

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