I think it is very important to read aloud to my kids. It allow us to spend some family time together every evening. Leah blogs at As We Walk Along is hosting Read Aloud Wednesdays where anyone can link up a blog post about reading aloud to their kids. She has a great article on why we should read aloud to our kids this week.
I thought I would share what I have have been reading aloud to my kids lately.
We just finished the The Marquis de Lafayette by Hodding Carter. This book was printed in 1958 and is a Landmark Book. I love the Landmark Book series and will pick them up whenever I see them. This one contains so much information on Lafayette, but is a pretty quick read. We all learned a few things from reading this book. I don't think we put enough importance on Lafayette as we should. Did you know President Jefferson offered him the governorship of the Louisiana Territory? I didn't or at least if I did I forgot about it. His life was full of battles, imprisonments, escapes, conspiracies and so much more. Reading about his life is better than reading fiction.
The girls have picked three books to choose from next. The Red House Mystery by AA Milne, A Trixie Belden Mystery, or Sherlock Holmes. They haven't decided yet I guess I will share that with you next week. Which one would you read if you had to choose between those three?