Today’s phrase, “I liked the book,” goes along with yesterday’s question! We read together right before bed most nights of the week. The boys always try to talk about the books or ask to read just one more book to stall actually having to go to sleep. But really, if my kids wanting to read more is a problem, then I’d say it’s a good problem to have! 😀
Phrase of the Day
I love talking about books after we’ve read them with the boys. Asking them, “Did you like the book,” is a great conversation starter. Sometimes it’s a quick, “Yeah,” or, “Nope,” but other times they get into talking about what was great or not so great about the book. Use this phrase the next time you’d like to start a conversation with your kids!
Asking you kids, “Which book do you want to read,” can be quite the dilemma! I don’t know about you, but my boys love books, so picking out just one can be a hard decision. We are reading a lot of classic novels right now. With Halloween creeping up on us, I grabbed a spooky book in German to read to them as well! What’s your family favorite book to read together?
We live right across from our local library, and it has been so fun to follow the river to the library and check out new books! Of course, COVID changed that for a while, but we’re thankful to have it close by! This week’s phrases are all about reading together–probably one of the most popular past times of many families I know! To start of the week, use the phrase, “Would you like to read together?” the next time you are ready for reading time!
“Did you have a nice nap?” is a question that goes both ways! Of course you can use this with your little one after they wake up. But also, are you a parent who naps? Both Hector and I love to get a nap in when we can (which isn’t often!). The boys know that if they wake me up from a nap, their electronics time is over. So they’ve learned to be extra quiet when I am sleeping, so they can have extra movie or video game time!
On Monday, I shared with you how Darian wouldn’t lie down for a nap. He would only nap on the go. But our baby is totally the opposite. He will not sleep on the go! But we can just lay him down, walk away from the room, and he’ll fall asleep right away. It’s a sweet treat after Darian and Nolan! Ha! Use the phrase, “The baby is finally asleep,” during the next nap time time while talking with your older kiddos or spouse!
After putting the baby down for a nap, do you keep your house loud or do you have everyone quiet down? With our first two, we could be as loud as we wanted. But with this baby, he is always waking up a bit early, so I find myself saying, “Will you please whisper?” to my older kids as we get closer to the end of his nap time–just in case he can nap a little longer.
How many times have you said, “Stop playing, and lie down please,” to your restlessness toddler or energetic children at night? No doubt this phrase will come in handy during nap time this week! Do you have any tricks that help get your kiddo down for a nap easier?
Are your kids stuffed animal junkies?! Nolan played on his own a lot, he’s a naturally independent kid. He preferred to hang out by himself when he was preschool age. We told him he should try and make some friends. Some time after that, he received a stuffed animal, a fox, and named it Friend. He said to me, “Now I have a friend, and I don’t have to play with anybody.” We were so flabbergasted we didn’t know what to say! Hahah!
Oh my gosh. Darian was the worst napper! He was born with so much energy! When he was in preschool, the teacher said that the kids napped every day. I let them know that Darian probably wouldn’t nap, but they were convinced they could get him to nap. Two days later, they let me know Darian couldn’t stay for nap time. Ha! He simply wasn’t tired and would wake up the other kids.
Oh well! Having a lot of energy is a great thing, and I can’t wait to see how that plays out for him as an adult! For now, if you have a kiddo who can actually nap, use the phrase, “It’s time for your nap,” the next time you lay them down!