Monday, June 15, 2009

Jamming Books

Most children really enjoy being read to. I know that at my house, anytime mom sits down, someone is there with a book! I am a connoisseur of children's literature and I like to have reading material available to my children all of the time. One of my favorite things to do is search out and find seasonally appropriate books about what my children are currently experiencing. (In this picture I am reading Dogger by Shirley Hughes, it is a very sweet book about a little boy and his special stuffed animal.)

One thing that we've been gearing up for is the summer fruit season. I love to go out to the garden or orchard and pick fruit with my children. It's a good experience for them! Coming home to make jam is something we've been doing for a while now. Here are some wonderful books to share with your children when you are in the midst of jamming...

Jamberry by Bruce Degan

Blueberries for Sal by Rober McCloskey

Let's Make Jam by Daniel Dorn Jr.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


Missi said...

I love the girlies sucking their thumbs while they listen to you read. They look like twins :)

Anonymous said...

My middle brother had "Dogger" when he was little - I remember it very well. Very typical 1980's illustrations from average British homes - thinkling about it makes me slightly nostalgic - only slightly!

Cheri said...

What a sweet picture. We love to snuggle and read several times a day too. Thanks for the book suggestions. I will have to check them out!

Kimberly said...

I loved jamberry, i have to go find it, my 2 littlest haven't heard that story yet.