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Friday, December 9, 2011

Shop now for years later?

There are so many books that I read when I was younger, and I'd LOVE to pass them along to my girls. Unfortunately, after 2 younger sisters and loaning to friends or giving to cousins, my beloved collections are gone. I've been contemplating starting the search now to build the collections for my two girls.

Just based on the collections I loved as a child, we'd start with:
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I remember my mom reading my sibs and I this series when we were younger, and I loved it. It made me want to play outside more (which is always a good thing) build beds out of leaves, forts out of branches etc.

Next on the list:
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My Aunt gave me this whole series when I was 8 or 9. I read them over and over and over again, into adulthood.

As my girls get older, I think I'd like to get them started on:
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Maybe first they should get the Little Sister Series though...
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This series came out after I was well into the original series, so I didn't read them at all. However, my youngest sister (who wanted to be reading books like me) did like to read them!

By the time I read these to them, or they read to themselves, I think it will be time to start with another fun tradition that I thought of. Using:
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Since these books begin roughly on Harry's Birthday every year, starting at age 11, I thought it would be fun to give our kids the first book on their 11th Birthday, the second book on their 12th birthday etc.

Once they are in High School, I think they'd be ready to read:
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Now, these are just a few of my favorite series from when I was growing up (and the last, when I was an adult). If we are blessed with boys in the future, we'll have to come up with a few different series to give them. But I love the idea of my girls reading the same books I grew up reading. I loved to read. I was one of those kids that got into trouble from their parents for staying up all night reading!

1 comments:

vsteggs said...

Oh! And Beverly Cleary books <3! I loved Ramona!

Shel Silverstein is who I have started introducing my kids to. My little sister gave Haliegh The Giving Tree when she was born and as she has grown I have read her many of the beloved poems. It's great reliving my childhood memories with my babies.

I think the Harry Potter birthday idea is a great!

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