This was always something important to me, I wanted them to have that ability to loose themselves in the imagination of the books.
Ok they are still not reading on their own, but they have a love of books and so I am hoping it will continue.
Ben is at that age where he is just starting to consider books that are not mainly pictures. Maybe even books that have a chapter or 2 in them, rather than a book that takes 5 minutes to read.
At the library today I managed to find one or 2 books that are easy readers with about 6 chapters in them.
Ben and I have read the first chapter and already I have managed to get his imagination running overtime!
He has understood everything that has happened in the first chapter and he is thinking about where the story could go from here and what might happen.
We will have fun tomorrow when we read the 2nd chapter.
I also managed to get a few books to read, which will of course be read before the 4 week loan period is finished.
I did however, just as we were walking out the door of the library, find myself a book that doesn't take too much reading.
It is a book all about Art Quilts.
'500 Art Quilts'
An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work
Although having seen some of these quilts up close at a quilt show, it just takes a lot of talent with using material.
Yes, for those that haven't seen this picture before, that is a quilted book that hangs out from the wall.
Simply amazing, aren't some people just so clever.