1. I was about to ask how you found time to read aloud that many books until I looked at my own list – we read 13 aloud this year. Not as shabby as I thought. 😉 I’ll have to ask the girls what their favorites were, but at the top of my list were our Narnia adventures of ’10 (Prince Caspian, Dawn Treader & The Silver Chair) as well as Farmer Boy and the new Tumtum & Nutmeg. I’m looking forward to more reading aloud this next year; I’m reworking our daily schedule some to try and get us some couch-time read aloud time as opposed to me reading while they eat. I don’t hold the 3yo’s attention very long that way and she does much better snuggled by me on the couch. Go figure? : )

    Oh, and I know just what you mean about this time being so short now that Noelle is into her own chapter books. Yes, she still looks at the picture books and listens but it’s not the same. Makes me very excited to plan for N2’s kindergarten/5 in a row plan for this coming year (and that I have two more to do it with as well)!

    Happy, happy new year!

  2. You’re so good about keeping track… I have no idea how many books we’ve read aloud, chapter or otherwise. Or what my faves/theirs were.

    Your girls are very fortunate to be feasting on such a nourishing list!

  3. Oh what a GREAT idea for a end of the year RAT! I’ll write up a post later today and link back. Love the idea. And I bet you can guess what our favorite read aloud book was this year. =) (And I’ve been meaning to write up a review of the second one so this is a perfect invitation!) Love it.

    As for Peter Pan – I didn’t like the actual story but I do enjoy the spin offs. Jonathan and I saw Cathy Rigby perform as Peter Pan on her final tour and it was FANTASTIC! We have the DVD of the musical version and it’s one of my boy’s favorites to watch. Of course, we also love the Disney classic. I love it on stage and on film much better than in book form. Which is kind of odd but it is what it is.

    Loved hearing everyone’s favorites! Thanks for sharing!

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