This coming Friday is my last day at Scholastic, which is bittersweet, to say the very least. One of my favorite long-term projects here has been chronicling my life as a parent, raising my daughter around books. I started writing about this on OOM when she was still a baby, and now she is getting ready to enter first grade, and she can read (one startling revelation is that everything happens a year earlier than when I was growing up).
Below are a few of my favorite posts about books, reading and parenting:
If only I could tell my 2015 self that managing the storage of my daughter's books was only going to get a lot more difficult.
We involved all four of my daughters grandparents in her reading life (and still do).
This moment was so special because I knew it meant she was thinking, I can do this.
Thank goodness for Llama Llama books.
How I handled it when my daughter hoped she wouldn't recieve a book as a gift.
When my daughter got glasses and an eye patch, our ophthamologist gave us a book about it!
Using books and stories to help with big transitions.
Reading happens in unexpected places.
From reading books to making books!
I am still not used to this, and it's so exciting!