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Wow! We have been working hard this week. I think today would be a great day for a lightweight project. Today, we’ll focus on Winterizing Within with our children’s books.
As we have each day this week, we will use the 3 Ps to structure our winterizing efforts:
1) Pause to find just a little time today to sort through the children’s literature in your home. Thirty minutes or less seems right for today.
2) As you work through the books in your home, you may want to focus less on purging and more on pondering about where your child is on his path to literacy. Do you have a new toddler who is ready for slightly more complicated stories? Or is your preschooler ready for chapter books? Would the upcoming holiday gift season be a good time to add new life to your home library?
Invite your older children to think about which books to keep, and which can be donated, sold, or tucked into storage.
3) We’ve been pushing ourselves quite a bit this week. As you sit surrounded by the books that mean so much to your family today, take a moment to luxuriate in the joys, beauty, and timeless truths offered by literature. You deserve a little downtime to read, reflect, and respond to whatever inspiration you find in the pages of your family’s books today!
What is the state of your home library? Is it up-to-date and organized? Are there books that need mending? Is your child ready to move up to more challenging books?