Mama in the City

A blog about raising my family in downtown Vancouver

A Little Weekend Reading

We definitely promote in our household is reading books. I'll usually drop what I'm doing if someone asks me to read them a book, within reason of course, because I enjoy nothing more than a true love of reading. Whether there is silent 'reading' going on, flipping through the pages of books just to look at pictures or reading a book all together. Overall there is a lot of reading in our home! Our bookcases are usually busting at the seams because they are filled up with so many great reads.

One thing I don't mind spending a bit of money on is new books for either myself or the kids. I totally support authors and love the feeling of a fresh book in my hands. I'd rather buy books for my kids over cheap toys or more knick knacks that end up in the abyss of my kids toy mess. I'd rather they get books as presents than plastic toys that break or get easily forgotten about. Recently I went to a friends fun Usbourne book party and the person representing the book company was actually a blog reader of mine. Really, Vancouver is such a small world (Hi, Heather!).

Yesterday we spent the afternoon at the Vancouver Public Library and had a great time picking out books. We decided to try and find books that went with our 2 chosen themes; going to kindergarten and dinosaurs. We found many fun books about heading to kindergarten and are taking our time flipping through the pages and reading the stories. I love how books can help you adapt to life changes like starting school.

Too cool for kindergarten ;) Ben with his stash of new library books and his recently chosen robot lunch kit

Do you love reading books as much as us? Tell me your favourite kids book!


Funny - I know Heather too, from when we lived in Vancouver. We won one of her giveaways, actually. Small world indeed. We are big readers in our house as well, and like you, we opt for buying loads of books, and later swimming through the stacks at bedtime. What are some of your favourite kids books, Andrea?

July 13, 2013 at 2:02 AM  

Hi Ariana, thanks for the comment. Totally small world that you know Heather too. I bet she would find that funny (and awesome!). We are reading 'Mrs. Bindergarten Goes To Kindergarten' right now and I have to say, I'm totally digging it ;)

July 13, 2013 at 4:22 PM  
Anonymous said...

Mabela the Clever is one of my personal favourites and I think my kid likes it too! It's based on an African folktale.

July 17, 2013 at 7:49 AM  

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