I loved the scholastic book orders when I was a kid. Mom and Dad always made sure I could get a new book (sometimes two or three) every month. I looked forward to going through the brightly coloured pages of the order, searching for the right one. Something that piqued my interest: often it would be something about unicorns, or wizards, or fairies. So You Want to be a Wizard was one of my very favourite books, and I remember with fondness the Unicorn Queen series as well.
I absolutely love that the kid being in school means we once again get the excitement and joy of a monthly book order. She loves looking through the pages as much as I did. And her teacher always makes sure to find us a copy of the “big kids” book order sheets too. After all, the pre-k book order is all picture books and board books – and we generally like to order chapter books.
Normally we get a book or two, or if there’s a really good deal on a pack of books we’ll get that. This last one though? Eeeps. I don’t think I’ve ever spent that much on a book order. But honestly? It was something we couldn’t pass up.
The best time to teach a child about ANY topic is when they are passionate about it. And right now, thanks to first reading a book about Odysseus and now reading the Goddess Girls books, the girl LOVES learning about Greek myth. So when a four piece children’s encyclopedias all about mythology showed up in the last book order, what else could we do? We figured out the money, because one doesn’t look a gift horse in the mouth. 😉
So soon, we’ll be sitting down with the girl’s very first encyclopedias. And she couldn’t be more excited about them. It’s going to be really cool, and I love that this is a topic that enlivens her. Learning can be so much fun – especially when you are allowed to follow your passions!