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Let's see my oldest was just reading something about eco-terrorists on another planet in the future. For fun, he is teaching himself Japanese. He got a full course from the library and is working all the lessons and taking the tests. He does it after his schoolwork is done so he considers it something he's doing for fun, not school. ;-)
My 11 yr old is into mysteries and scary stories, not sure which title she is working on at the moment, something about a kidnapping I think. She loves art, so that's what she does for fun. My 6 yr old is into reading any words she can find around the house, like labels and mail, etc... She has also been enjoying Bearenstain Bears stories. Her joy is watching cooking shows and helping me cook.
I just finished two biographies, one about a nun in mexico, the other about a child soldier from Sierra Leone. Both very good books.
Earthy-Birthy Tree-hugging Mama to 5 (6 for now) great kids:
SciGuy,14 Butterfly Girl,12 Wyldchild,7 FlowerFairy,5 and Babybird,3
Ben's reading "Because of Winn-Dixie". He goes through phases when it comes to what's fun. Last year it was trains. This year, it's Lego blocks (he's still into trains, too, but tiny Legos are his new love, because he does them completely by himself... no annoying baby brother in the room). I'm reading "The Love Dare". I usually hate reading, but I've been wanting to do that book for a while. I'm on day 3 or 4, I think?
What are the kids reading (alone or with you) right now that isn't related to school work?
My 2nd grader has discovered the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and has really taken to it. She tends to kind of draw in comic book style and has a quirky sense of humor, so they're a good fit. I'm actually kind of glad she's trying something different since she's always so drawn to non-fiction. It's a nice change-of-pace for her.
My preschooler is really into the Tiara Club series, the Rainbow Magic Series, and the Magic Tree House series right now. Although there is at least some factual information in the Magic Tree House books, they're really just for fun (well...everything is just for fun at her age, really, but you know what I mean ). She also continues to enjoy all of the child-friendly Halloween books we have even though Halloween was months ago. LOL
What do the kids enjoy doing?
My 2nd grader loves to draw and illustrate stories. She actually spends a great deal of her free time doing it. She also loves computer games and riding her scooter. She has recently taken an interest in Greek mythology. Any ideas as far as things I can do or places I can look to help feed that?
My preschooler is very physical and loves to spend much of her time riding her bike, taking nature walks, practicing ballet, swinging, and that sort of thing. She has taken an interest in drawing lately, too. She also loves her computer games.
What do you enjoy doing (for fun or relaxation)?
I'm a huge fan of bubble baths. LOL I also love listening to music, scrapbooking, and writing. The last book I read was The Murder of King Tut because I've always had a weird fascination with Egypt.
Last edited by AmAnDaMo; January 31st, 2010 at 03:14 PM.
I know Ingri D'Aulaire wrote a book called Greek Myths... it runs about $14 just about everywhere I've found it. Also, AmblesideOnline.com does some Greek myth stuff in their early elementary section as well, so you might want to take a look at that as well...