I have such fond memories of reading together as a family with my two sons and late husband. As often as we could, we would huddle together on our bed and read a good book. In the beginning, I would read out loud to everyone, but as the boys became better readers, they would read out loud to us. How much time we spent reading together varied depending on our schedules and the type of book we were reading.
One of our most favorite books was the Hank the Cow Dog series by John Erickson. We bought and read every single book in that series. The series is about a dog named Hank and his sidekick Drover who lived on a ranch and had many funny adventures. There were other characters who added exceptionally hilarious times, such as Pete the sly barn cat. As we read, we would pause and laugh and then go back to reading. We would stop reading whenever we wanted. Sometimes, there would be an argument as to whether we should stop at a certain point or continue because of the suspense, but often, we read about a chapter a week. We loved that series so much that we purchased and donated it to the library at my sons’ school.
I would like to inspire you to read as a family too. The memories are precious and last a lifetime. It is also a great bonding and teaching time for the kids.
Author Soraya Diase Coffelt