There was a time in my homeschooling “career” that I DID NOT read any books to my little children. I know *gasp* horrible, horrible homeschooling mom:) It was during a time in my life that just getting through our daily routine was enough for me. But now, my life has become much easier.
My children enjoy our reading time and my older ones that didn’t get the reading time when they were little are beginning to read at a young age and quiet well. So I know that they didn’t miss out. To the moms of many little ones out there, stop worrying that your older ones will be “less smart” because you are not able to devote early age schooling. They will turn out fine.
We usually sit during lunch time or after and read about 5-7 books at a time. These have been fine to read to our preschooler on up to the 9 year old. Even the 14 year old will sit and listen some of the time.
Here are some we have enjoyed…….
Too many pumpkins by Linda White
**please note, there is a jack o lantern reference in this book. My children do not partake in Halloween to any extent, in this book the woman carves pumpkins and places a light in them, to light a path to her home. My children didn’t really ask or think much about the carved pumpkins except that the woman used them as a lighted path to find the “party.” Wanted to note this so that maybe you would view the book before you read it to your children to see if that is something your family would like to be exposed to.
Fall leaves fall
Why do leaves change color by Betsey Maestro
This is a good informational book to explain about the leaf process.
The Pumpkin Runner
Hello Mr. Scarecrow
Apple Cider Making Days
The apple Pie tree
A Friend for all Seasons
Bear has a story to tell
Earl the squirrel
fall mixed up
**note some halloween reference pages, we just skipped them
Hooray for fall
Maple syrup season
Nuts to you
Red leaf, yellow leaf
Ten red apples
The scarecrow dance
**this is a great book that references God in it:)
Tuckers apple dandy day
Apples, apples, apples
Do you have any other fall related books to add to the list?