My children have developed a lovely ritual for when they wake.
When little Eee wakes in the morning or after her afternoon sleep, she calls out. Ess often hears her cry and goes in to greet her. She knows the ritual Eee would have her perform.
Isn't this a wonderful way to wake and start a time of play. What better introduction to the day I say.
In just over a week, school will commence. Ess and Eee will not have time during the morning rush to continue this ritual. I will need to move them on to eating breakfast, brushing teeth, getting dressed and packing bags. I fear this special time will fade.
Yet, is this reading ritual not a more important way to spend time? Rather than to rush to prepare for school only to wait for the teacher to arrive, for the children to unpack their things and be seated and ready, for something new to learn etc. etc.
All ideas for maintaining this little ritual of my girls own making are warmly welcome.
Many thanks to Homestay Mama whose giveaway I won last year. It was a giveaway which allowed me to purchase these books for my girls. She kindly changed her gift from an American business to an Aussie one so I could purchase books and not have to pay the same price in postage for them. She is a lovely lady, delightfully warm and encouraging and would be very pleased to meet you I am certain. When you pop in to say hello, let her know I sent you.