I spent a ton of time reading to Big Sister when she was little. Some nights we would read huge stacks of books at bedtime. Even Middle Sister got in on that from time to time. Poor Little Sister. The older girls have moved on to having chapter books read to them and there is never quite enough time to read mountains of books like we used to at night. Instead there are soccer and softball games, gymnastics, piano lessons, soccer practices and .....you get the picture.
But reading is still really important to me - and her liking reading is really important, too. So, for the summer I picked up some leveled readers to borrow from our Title I teachers at school. Little Sister is my animal lover. She loves anything cute and furry. Bella and Rosie books, featuring two cute furry dogs are right up her alley.
She has been determinedly working her way through these books that I brought home. And, having her own Bella and Rosie dogs haven't hurt anything, either.
Pioneer Valley Books publishes the popular (at least to Little Sister) Bella and Rosie books, and parents can order from this website themselves. She was very excited to get her own stuffed Bella and Rosie dogs, and I predict a lot of cuddling with them as she reads over the summer.