I grew up in a time where the action was second and the stories were always first, "Rebecca, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, It's A Wonderful Life, etc.," So, I decided that we will start an in house Book Club of the classics and we will read them together and for fun out loud! For our first read I picked, "To Kill a Mockingbird!" Why? I don't know, it's just a good place to start! I love this story and the movie! Plus, I think it might engage the kids to imagine and when it's my time to read, I do it with a southern accent! (LOL)
Getting them to sit and think and imagine is essential to their future. Just read this small passage from the book!
"Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square. Somehow, it was hotter then: a black dog suffered on a summer's day; bony mules hitched to Hoover carts flicked flies in the sweltering shade of the live oaks on the square. Men's stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three o'clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum."
I shared this because it was at this moment when my kids began to imagine!