So this is the first week of the 300 picture book challenge, and although I’m already back at work, it’s going pretty well.
We tend to read in the morning after the OH’s gone out to work, and when N comes into bed with me, or in the evening after nursery. We’ve not had bedtime stories for a while, but given he’s quite happy to pick up a book at any time, it’s not been a struggle so far.
N has got a lot of books. So far this year, we’ve bought 3 books with a gift token he was given for Christmas, bought another 3 (2 were on a buy 1 get 1 half price) as I had a £5 off £15 spend on books), and then had a trip to the library to choose some books.
I was astonished as I said to N choose some books, and he just grabbed 9 out straight away. No fussing, just grab books and count them out, and he was ready to go. I did put a couple back and get him to choose a couple more as they looked a tad boring or too advanced/basic, but otherwise it looks like his random selection is going to work quite well. The plan is to try and get into town every couple of Saturdays to choose some more books, although as I don’t work far from the library, if we’re running short of books I can just pop in whenever required.
Only 5 days in and we’re on 16 picture books.
Tally: 5/365 = 1.1%, 16/300 = 5%