Everyone loves a good fairy tale! Fairy tales are timeless. There are wonderful contemporary adaptations of fairy tales, books more loosely based on fairy tales and, of course, the classics! Some of these stories are perfect for bed time -- read them as a family! Others are better to read independently. There's something for everyone! Don't forget to support my resources page by using the links below to shop!
Have you looked at your child's handwriting recently? Do you struggle to decode their awful illegible scrawls on the page? A lower case b looks the same as a 6, if you can even ascertain that. 1's and 7's have been known to look the same. Is that a c or an o? It reminds me of my visits to the eye doctor. I'm heavily nearsighted. When I'm asked to read the eye chart, I guess "eh, that's either a C or an O or a Q-- an F or a P... or maybe a R?" Handwriting shouldn't be that hard to read! I can pull out a magnifying glass but I'm still not going to understand what they're writing.
The topic for the February Reading Challenge is "Books by African Americans" in honor of Black History Month. You should also take a look at Coretta Scott King Award Winning Books.
Pick a book for yourself. Let your child pick a book. Read them together and discuss! I included discussion questions at the bottom of this post. Create a global discussion by using the comments box at the bottom of this page.
A special thanks to members of The School Librarian's Workshop for helping me compile this list!!