The kid is in her third week of school and this week something very, very exciting happened.
I mean she’s making friends, and she’s having fun, and she’s willing to go and those are all exciting things.
But this week in her pocket with her name, where her art projects and forms and whatever else goes for me to pick up I found the month’s flyers from Scholastic Canada.
I have lovely memories of going through those flyers and circling books I wanted to read. My mom would order a few, and then one glorious day a few weeks later the packages arrived and I got brand new books wrapped in an elastic.
I loved receiving my Scholastic orders at school and I’m very excited for my daughter to feel that same giddy new book feeling.
I was even more excited when I found Judy Blume’s entire Fudge series for $9.99. Classics.
We’re readers in this family, and the kid is really starting to pick up her letters and sounds. She loves rhymes and she loves characters.
Anything she wants to read I am fully encouraging. This month’s order includes a book on space and more Gerald and Piggie books (which she memorizes so that she can recite them as we turn the pages).
That thrill that I got every time my teacher called my name and handed me that package of books wrapped with elastics, that’s something that made me excited about picking out books and reading my new finds and that’s something I most definitely want to pass on.