We started a Morning Basket at the beginning of this school year and have been pretty consistent with it all year. I’ve changed my method throughout as a way to read more books and stay consistent but the idea has remained the same. We read!
Each day whether before breakfast or right after breakfast, the kids get to pick a quiet activity (coloring, play dough, blocks, puzzles, etc.) to play with while I read. During this time we usually read a handful of picture books, our novel, and at least one or two books/stories from the math, nature, art, music, or poetry categories.
Each week at the library the kids get to choose books for our morning basket, but I also try to choose books so that we have a variety of topics, age levels, and styles.
I really love this time.
In the winter, we turn on the fireplace and curl up with books and coffee (for me) and just read! Some days an entire hour will go by.
As a way to keep track of what we read and to motivate me to read more, I wanted to start sharing our monthly Coffee and Books with you! I hope that you will find books that your little ones love from this post and the posts to come. Feel free to share your favorite books with us too!
February Morning Basket
I have tried to break these down into categories for you but, other than that they are in no particular order. If you are looking to start a Morning Basket or include Coffee and Books into your daily routine I strongly encourage you to check out these posts by My Little Poppies and Homeschool Solutions. These are great go to guides to learn more.
And now for the books…
The Tree by Neal Layton
After the Fall by Dan Santat
Flashlight Night by Matt Forrest Esewine
Also an Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Rock-A-Bye Room by Susan Meyers
Penguin Dreams by V.L. Walsh
Maisy Goes on a Plane by Lucy Cousins
Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aarderna
Another Way to Climb a Tree by Liz Garton
Bear in Love by Daniel Pinkwater
La La La by Kate DiCamillo
Around America to Win the Vote by Mara Rockliff
Patterns in Peru by Cindy Neuschwander
Monster Knows Shapes by Lori Capote
Vincent Can’t Sleep by Barb Rosenstock
The Llama Who Had No Pajama by Mary Anne Hoberman
The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose by Arnold Lobel
The Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera by Shahrukh Husain
The Carnival of Animals by Camille Saint-Saens’s
Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman
Math for all Seasons by Greg Tang
Outside Your Window by Nicola Davies
Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories by Michael Bird
Egermeier’s Bible Storybook
My ABC Bible Verses by Susan Hunt
Twenty and Ten by Claire Bishop
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Where Are You Going Baby Lincoln? by Chris Van Dusen
Books for Mom:
Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick
Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman
The Wondrous Pursuit by Jarrid Wilson
The Unhurried Homeschooler by Durenda Wilson
That’s our February book list! With a week of sickness, we didn’t get to as many as I had hoped but there is always March.
As I mentioned earlier, please let me know what your favorite read aloud books are or how your morning basket is going!
Until next time,