Let’s Read a Book Together

No matter what book G1 is currently reading, I find he still enjoys sitting in on my reading sessions with G2…

Lately, G2 has developed a fondness a series of books by Melanie Watt – Scaredy Squirrel. Since we don’t have any Scaredy Squirrel books at home, G1 has been obliging his brother by borrowing a new Scaredy Squirrel title from his school library each week.

Scaredy Squirrel

Another book we recently enjoyed together was The Giant Mouse Mystery by Lisa Alderson and Nicola Baxter. This was another book from G1’s school library…


The Giant Mouse Mystery is a really fun one to read together because it’s also a “Find-it” book. The boys enjoyed scouring the pages to see who could find all the items mentioned in the story first.


At night, before bed, we’ve been reading the Peter Pan by J.M Barrie that has been adapted by Junior Classics for Young Readers:

Peter Pan

We haven’t been able to get too far into the story because G2 always insists I start reading from the start and he always falls asleep by the end of Chapter 3. The frustration of not being able to get further into the story has prompted G1 to read the book on his own where previously he wasn’t interested in the story of Peter Pan. This is how I sneakily introduce books to G1 that he usually won’t pick up on his own…

It’s been said over and over and we often neglect it’s importance but reading really is a terrific activity to do together with the kids. It’s great for bonding and it also increases reading success. Reading aloud has also been found by Kawashima to be beneficial for training your brain so it’s good for you, too!

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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