With the age of parents that are always busy and multi-tasking, along with kids that are hyperactive, it can be one of the hardest things to spend quality time together. However, you should know that spending quality time should have to turn into a painful torture tactic.
As a matter of fact, one of the easiest and most enjoyable things that you can do with your children is to ready to them. It can be a nice way to connect with them, sharing different parts of any story in an easy, natural and relaxed setting.
Out of the millions of books that are available, a set that is well worth the read to your children is “Little House On The Prairie”. Starting in the later portion of the 1800s, this is a story that speaks of a time in American history that is distant and almost forgotten. This is a time that many of us may not even think ever existed, that is if Laura Ingalls wouldn’t have shared her life story with us.
Have you ever thought about a life without television, cars, and light switches? Once you start your journey reading “Little House”, you will instantly be transported in your imagination, right back to the time that seems to be surreal. This is a time where children got dirt between their toes and under their fingernails as they played outside. It is when children would be thrilled to simply get one or two gifts for the holidays and they loved to play with them for months after receiving them. A lovely place where adults planted crops, prepared and hunted, taking and giving back to the land around them.
However, the “picture” of Little House is not always painted to be rosy. There are many statements and beliefs all throughout the series that will make anyone cringe. You might even want to reconstruct how they are read to your own children. For example, most of the comments regarding Native Americans will be derogatory in nature. At the same time, you simply cannot sweep American history under the rug or hide it in any way. These painful portions will never just disappear. You need to remember the accomplishments and struggles, as they are a large part of the sharing of your heritage and passing it on to your own kids.
Your children will be thrilled to share in a relaxing bit of quality time with you. Additionally, you have the joys of each chapter, offering a pleasant, rich adventure for everyone.
Whether you are fighting a bear, traveling across a frozen lake all night, or loving the beauty of the artwork that Jack Frost created on a window pane, you will be able to find something that both you and your kids will love from the Little House series. Start in on reading adventures with your kids and you will have the ability to open up a new world of imaginative adventures.