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Activities During Family Reading Time

In a previous post I talked about our recently introduced practice of having a daily family reading.  I’m very happy to report that the more we’re consistent with having family reading, the more we all enjoy it.  The kids look forward to it and even ask for it.  This is definitely becoming a family tradition.

As previously mentioned, we give each kid a toy to play with during the reading time, given that they are not to play with each other and not make noise.  The toys they’re given are only brought out during family reading and after we’re done reading, they are put away in a different room.  Some of the toys that we find helpful to fiddle with during the reading time are as follows

It’s interesting that I, too, need something to fiddle with during this time so I busy myself with the following:

  • Fold laundry
  • Iron clothes
  • Clean and dust the room
  • Crochet or knit (once I learn how to do it)

To get a glimpse of our family reading time, here is a photo journal of our family:

Daddy reading:

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Emmie playing with the pattern blocks:

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Calissa playing with the food cutting set:

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The boys playing with wooden blocks:

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Here’s me folding laundry:

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