iPad is strictly off limits during school days. Kuya Vierte complained that there was nothing for him to do, LittleMiss was sleeping and I was busy cleaning up – I have no one to play with, he said. I told him to read me a story a loud, he once again complained that we already know all the stories and all of our books are for babies.
I reminded him that we did have books for 6yo kids – some from Dr. Seuss and Encyclopedia for kids. With a sad face he stomped and browsed our book shelf. Finally, he chose “Time for Kids: Almanac 2014” and minutes later – silence – he was enjoying.
“We can always order food for take away Mama, when we get lost reading and you forget to cook.”
Last weekend, we went to Kinokuniya and bought books. I initially planned to get just classic books – Secret Garden & Huckleberry Finn.
Before going inside Vierte spotted a Minecraft book and immediately expressed that he finally found the book for him. “Now we can all read the book and play minecraft Daddy!”
I picked up several series book for him to choose while LittleMiss was going crazy picking up character books she was familiar with from watching cartoons. From a pile of books Vierte & Dad chose The Life of Ty, HuckleBerry Finn, and MineCraft book. I returned all of the other books, the problem was LittleMiss refuse to let go of a glittery book SugarLump and the Unicorn even when Daddy showed her that we already got a small Dora book, with conviction she cried “NO!” and marched towards the counter with a glittery book in her arms. She only let go of the book when Dad told her that we had to pay for the book.
That night Dad and V spent reading the Minecraft book – Dad exclaimed afterwards that he now understood why kids liked playing the game and encourage me to read it too. LitteMiss and I read the story of SugarLump 5x and she sighed every time we turned the page “ahh pwetty yey”
What are your kids favorite book?