Last weekend, a friend & I took our 8 & 9 year old daughters to a rummage sale in a community about an hour away. It is a massive rummage sale & because it supports a wide variety of community organizations & activities, the support & therefore the donations, are amazing!
It has always been tough to keep ahead of K when it comes to her reading. When she was younger, it was tough to keep enough high quality, laminated flashcards prepared & on hand for her voracious reading appetite. It is actually easier now that she is reading books, but there is no way that I can afford to pay for that many new books, so I often check out the children's book section at rummage sales or local 2nd hand or thrift stores. I usually pay between 25 cents & $1.00.
Naturally, I planned on checking out the book section & was pleased to find that kids book were only 5 cents each! There were thousands to choose from!
It's time for the confession part of this post..............I bought over 100 books - probably closer to 120. My 9 year old picked out about a dozen & I found about 8 for my older kids, but they tend to be much fussier in what they choose, so approximately 100 are for K.
These are part of a a set of 10 phonics books. I bought a couple of sets like this.
1. On average, K reads 3 or 4 book out loud to me each day. This is on top of the books she reads to herself. Her neurodevelopmental program has a goal of 4 new books per day, so we need a constant supple of books all the time. The library is just far enough away that we don't get there regularly so it ends up costing us more in late fees than it does to buy inexpensive books.
2. I have gotten rid of about 3 boxes of books lately, which is more than I bought, so if you happen to be reading this honey, please keep that in mind.........you should be so proud that I was able to part with so many books!