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Hey Magpie... I ran with your idea!

Nomad
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Aug 8 2013, 2:02pm


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A while back I posted about my silly daughter not wanting to read LOTR and you suggested reading books aloud to one another. WELL... my wife actually loved the idea and sold it to BOTH of my kids. I would have never thought they would agree to it (my thinking was that a 12 and almost-15 year old might think it outrageously UNcool to let their dad read them a book).

Any way last night we all sat down and read A Long Expected Party and they both seemed to really enjoy it as did my wife. Of course being the multimedia kind of guy I am, I printed out a very large map of Middle Earth and the Shire for them to use while I read AND I spent a while yesterday rounding up a dozen or so paintings and drawings matching up to Chapter 1 and played them as a slide show on the big screen TV (well I was using the PS3 controller to progress to the next picture when necessary to make it sort of like a big illustrated book).

It seems to have been a hit and something they both now want to do at least a couple or three times a week. Of course now that I've set the precedent I will have to go find a few hundred more pics and organize them by chapter and book for future reading sessions.

Anyway thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile




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Hey Magpie... I ran with your idea! Nomad Send a private message to Nomad Aug 8 2013, 2:02pm
    Congratulations, Dad! AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Aug 8 2013, 2:43pm
        I think those discussions had "Tolkien Art" in the subject line Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Aug 8 2013, 9:04pm
    marvelous Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Aug 8 2013, 8:57pm
    In related news, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Aug 8 2013, 10:51pm
    I read sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Aug 9 2013, 10:49am
    Wonderful! Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Aug 9 2013, 2:25pm
    Awesome! And I love the slideshow idea. Elwen Send a private message to Elwen Aug 9 2013, 3:18pm
    I love it :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Aug 10 2013, 12:12pm
    what a great thing! Annael Send a private message to Annael Aug 10 2013, 3:31pm
    What a lovely idea... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Aug 13 2013, 8:10am
    Som of my absolute favorite memories Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Aug 13 2013, 3:27pm
    That is such a cool idea! RangerLady23 Send a private message to RangerLady23 Aug 14 2013, 5:11pm
    Thanks everyone!! Tonight we will be reading... Nomad Send a private message to Nomad Aug 14 2013, 5:33pm
        I use Picasa online albums Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Aug 14 2013, 9:19pm

 
 
 

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