A Little Summer Reading


Summer is not here officially, but the weather has my household ready for sprinklers, backyard cookouts, lightning bugs, and SUMMER READING LISTS!

As a kid, I lived for those summer reading lists. I was never more excited than when I came home from the library with a stack of books I could barely carry (think Gus-Gus from Cinderella and his stack of corn), and I could lay under a specific tree to read for hours at a time.

I am a little bit older now, but I still keep a stack of books handy, ready for a prime reading moment. Since having children and subsequently deciding to homeschool those children, meaning of my books are parenting and teaching related. So I am sharing some of my favorites and a few from my own summer reading list.

Also, I am a lover of podcasts. I will add a few of my “most listened” below.


BOOKS

Simplicity Parenting - Kim John Payne The Whole Brain Child - Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson Bright From the Start - Jill Stamm The Happiest Baby on the Block - Harvey Karp The Happiest Toddler on the Block - Harvey Karp The Montessori Toddler - Simone Davies The Montessori Baby - Simone Davies


PODCASTS

The Newborn Nurse Podcast (local Rachel Ramsey!) Baan Dek Montessori The Simplicity Parenting Podcast With Kim John Payne The Montessori Notebook with Simone Davies Simple Families The 1000 Hours Outside Podcast Montessori Babies


It’s Not All About Learning…

We deserve a little break! These are the books and podcasts that are just for fun, and I am looking forward to enjoying (or enjoying for the second time!) this summer. And if you have not yet heard about Libby, the library lending app, you need to look it up right now. Young House Love Has a Podcast Office Ladies Podcast Parks and Recollection Podcast A Beautiful Mess Podcast Generation BSC Podcast (re-reading my BSC books along with them!) A Court of Thorns and Roses series - Sarah J. Maas On Writing - Stephen King The Inheritance Games - Jennifer Lynn Barnes How To Be Perfect - Michael Schur Gathering Moss - Robin Wall Kimmerer Waking the Tiger - Peter A. Levine The House in the Cerulean Sea - TJ Klune That Summer - Jennifer Weiner


What Are You Reading???

I want to hear! Do you have a book or podcast that I should check out? I could always use a reason to add another book to my list. Have you read any of these and want to talk about them? Send me your opinion!

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