Books are always better when read in special places and with special friends.
This really blesses my heart to see these two sitting together and sharing books. My daughter will turn 4 this coming week and my son is 2 1/2. They are so close in age (only 18 months apart), they end up doing a lot of things together.
Last year, my husband got these camping chairs to go fishing with the children. This past week, my daughter “discovered” them in the garage and brought them in the house. These two have sat in them every day since.
Today they thought it was great fun to put them up on a coffee table and read books. So funny. So precious.
Our books have served us well over the years. The book my son is holding was bought for his older brother eight years ago. It is titled: It’s My Turn Smudge!
It is about sharing and taking turns. An animal friend, named Smudge, has a net and is exploring in a creek. His animal friends want a turn with the net so they can catch interesting things to look at too. But Smudge doesn’t want to share his net. He wants the others to watch him use it and ooh and ahh at his discoveries, but he doesn’t want to take turns. When his friends get frustrated, they go off to play with someone who is more sharing. Smudge eventually realizes he is alone, and goes to see what fun the others are having together. He wants to join them and realizes he needs to share. Finally he offers to share his net with them. Through this experience, Smudge learns the value of sharing with his friends and being a friend.
It is so funny that this would be the book he was looking at today, while sharing this special reading spot in these special chairs with his sister.
What do your children like to share? What don’t they like to share? Leave us a comment, thanks.
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