I was just reading one of my favorite blogs, Postapocalyptichomeschool, for inspiration and came across a great post the author wrote about doing a themed week with her toddler on China. Doing thematic reading with two year olds is such a great idea; I don’t know why I didn’t think of it myself! Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms do this all the time, and the idea translates well into the home environment. When you group books together and read them with your child in an organized way, this counts as Guided Reading, as opposed to just another random read- aloud.
Since October 31st is coming up, I gathered as many books as we own that are Halloween related and laid them out on our coffee table for easy access. Jenna(27m) and I are going to be reading all of these stories in the next week, in addition to making some homemade books about pumpkins and costumes. In future weeks, I’ll be better organized and put some themed books on hold at the library.