Last week I shared a few of the books that have recently expanded our library and I though to expand on that tradition now that I feel comfortable checking out books from the library for him (there's a lot less page ripping going on now).
The story is simple, but the illustrations are lovely. I'll be remembering this one when the cold weather comes around again.
A true story about a brave boy in the early days of aviation. A great story with fantastic illustrations that I'm sure I'll be checking out again and again. My husband as filled Cromwell Dixon away under "possible history research project" candidates for the future.
Tyrannosaurus Dad by Liz Rosenberg and Illustrated by Matthew Myers
Not our favorite of the three we checked out, but still worth taking home at least once. I wouldn't surprised if this finds its way into the pile again when we reach the crazy-about-dinosaur phase in a couple of years.
Dynamic Catholic by Matthew Kelly - Finally finished and a great read with the foremost question being "What's keeping you from being the best-version-of-yourself?" and a Catholic approach to answering that question and potentially recharging your faith life. Catholics don't get a lot of material like this, most of our religious literature is in the form of apologetics which can often be rather dry and uninspiring at times when you're just needing a little motivation and it's nice to have at least one book in the arsenal that is not only encouraging a real understanding of one's faith, but giving you permission to get excited about it.
How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way by Tim Seldin. I'm really enjoying this book, a lot of great examples and clear concise writing. Most Montessori books start with activities and other experience for children over the ages of two; this book starts at birth which is a great resource.
Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Preschool Years by Elizabeth G. Mainstock. An amazing resources of activities for the young child. Even if you're not eager to embrace all or most of the Montessori Method I highly recommend add this book to your personal or public library just for the wealth of simple, enriching, educational and relatively cheap/affordable activities to do with your toddler/pre-schooler. The last section is instructions on how to make your own materials for most of the activities at home.
We've also been jamming out to a lot of They Might Be Giants in the car -