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Our great summer: Science and reading

This summer our kids had more science and library activities than ever before. In June, Vogt Elementary held a weeklong “Scary Science” camp at the school. Each day there was a scary theme, like making a mummy or eating bugs. … Continue reading

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The reader and the listener

Yoli often tells me about sisterly reading sessions between Ludi and Josie. Ludi pretends to read (or recites what she has memorized) and Josie follows along attentively. One morning Yoli caught one of these cute events on video for your … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of the Readers

Regular readers of this blog know that reading aloud is a big thing in the Renaud Empire. We have gone through many children’s books over the past couple years, including “The Hobbit” twice. For quite some time I have harbored … Continue reading

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Poetic license

Ludi is learning to read, and she can read more than she lets on. But she also greatly enjoys pretending to read, that is, taking a book and reading aloud a completely different made-up story. This is what I found … Continue reading

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Sisterly reading session

So here’s a cute photo of Ludi reading to “little” Joseph. How’s about we play a little game? What do you think she’s saying to him? Add your funny caption idea in the comments.

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There be wdragons here

My absolute favorite thing to read aloud is “Inside Information” chapter of The Hobbit. I love to be the voice of Smaug. After reading the whole chapter, I was tucking the girls into bed when Jadzia had this to say: … Continue reading

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Them kids keep a-growing

A couple milestone notes of interest. JOSEPH has apparently decided he’s done nursing. A couple days ago he just quit. Cold turkey. Yoli, obviously, wasn’t keen on this turn of events. She has tried over and over, but hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Cultural update

It has come to my attention that I neglected to write an update here regarding a post I made last year. In 2010, I wrote that I hoped to someday read The Hobbit to the girls. As it turns out, … Continue reading

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New cardholder

Jadzia achieved a long-sought goal today: She got a card from the Ferguson Municipal Library. The requirement for a child to receive a card is that he or she be able to print their own name legibly. Jadzia has been … Continue reading

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The joy of reading aloud

I like reading aloud. I guess its a sort of performance art, hearkening back to my days as a preschool teacher or as an actor at school. Most of the books that we read to the girls are easy readers … Continue reading

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