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Good morning. We have a busy day ahead with C playing football this afternoon and M going to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. We've never been there so it should be interesting to see what we think of that place!


Little Bit: The Sound of "Short I (Wonder Books (Chanhassen, Minn.).)We were back to the library this week getting some new books. I actually didn't get many this time. We attended story time too, so we didn't take as much time really looking at books. One of the books I got M is from a phonics series I've been wanting to try. It's Little bit : the sound of short "i" by Peg Ballard and Cynthia Klingel. Each page has a very simple sentence that focuses mostly on sight words and short "i" words. She was able to read most of the book herself with me encouraging her to sound the words out. There's a whole series of these books so I am sure we'll be getting more next time we go to the library.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Paperback)With C, we've been trying to find some classics to read to him. It's a bit nostalgic for my husband and me, and C seems to be enjoying them. So far, we've read Stuart Little, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and my husband just finished reading Gulliver's Stories to him. You can click on the links to see the versions we read. The Wizard of Oz and Gulliver's Stories were more geared toward a younger audience than the regular versions of those stories. Now I'm reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary to him. We're both really enjoying it. If you have ideas for other classics to read aloud to a 1st grader, let me know!

What have you been reading with your children this week? Hop on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns to share!

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  1. We just watched wizard of oz movies. I'm waiting to read them the books, but I loved those books as a kid.

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  2. Thanks for joining WMCIR! So far we've been enjoying Little House, CatWings and Charlotte's Web as audio books, and they all were well received. The next in line is Chronicles of Narnia - we'll see how it goes.

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  3. Love The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Have you tried My Father's Dragon?

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  4. So that Mouse and the Motorcycle reminds me of Ralph S. Mouse ... and after a little google work I found out they're the same mouse! We found a Ralph S. Mouse DVD and the cinematography is just great. I never knew these came from the Beverly Cleary books. My son just loves this mouse!

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