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Eat, Read and Be Merry!

December 5, 2010

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We celebrated, oh we celebrated! Kai and I took in a morning at the science center (few books but lots to read and write about. We even saw a group of big kids building rockets!) and then hit the Edgewood Barnes & Noble for an out of the ordinary story time. We usually enjoy our home turf B&N story time but we were in the eastern corner of the city, for Fernbank, so we decided we would try something a little bit different.

Oh boy, we’re glad we did! They started by singing “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” (a household favorite, though it, ironically encourages jumping as opposed to deterring it). Then, we found an old favorite in The Snowy Day. We discovered two new books that are just delightful: Snow and Corduroy’s Christmas. I can’t find Snow, anywhere, online, which is a bummer because it’s so fantastic. I’m so sad! Guess we need another trip back to the store to ask after the author. All things are fixable.

Overall, a wonderful trip to the store. It is, far and away, one of our favorite places to be and we can be there (any store, conglomerate or indie) for hours on end. Kai is not quite reading, yet, but he never fails to get lost in a good book (or activity. We discovered TAGjr, yesterday!) which, as you might imagine, excites me, incredibly.

Do you take your little ones to story time or, at least, afternoon strolls thought bookstore or library? Forced fun or amazing adventure? Did you do anything special to celebrate, yesterday?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2010 6:23 pm

    We never did story time for whatever reason but he loves going to a bookstore as much as I do, which makes me so very happy.

  2. December 5, 2010 10:19 pm

    My kids are teenagers now, but they still love bookstores and books just as much as they did when they were little. I miss the days of walking past their room at night and them begging me to read them just one more story. Priceless.

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