"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." ~ Charlotte Mason

Monday, March 5, 2012

Book Sharing Monday: Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends & The Tall Book of Nursery Tales

We've been reading through the above book for a number of weeks now. After we are done our devotions we read some of this book. We take little bits at a time each day so the kids can practice it and think on it. The book is essentially written by 3 children, each of whom, talk about how important it is to develop good healthy relationships with your brothers and sisters that will stand the test of time and relational discord. It speaks to the issues of how relationships at home are handled helps to provide essential skills in dealing with people outside the home and within the community. What I am impressed about is how much the book focuses on how to talk to each other and not to allow room for bitterness and resentment to grow. It uses Biblical principles to draw out honest and forthright discussion about relationship and boundaries within the family unit. A very good read!


My 4 year old loves this book. The Tales are not long and are pleasant enough to give a child a tantalizing glimpse into the world of nursery tales. The book features 12 tales from Little Red Riding Hood to The Princess and the Pea. The shape of the book itself is just right for little hands to hold! The illustrations are gorgeous and the stories charming, ringing true to the original version. It is one of my daughters favorite books to read a loud. My 10 year old will read it to my 4 year old without hesitation and rather enjoys the stories as well. It is a timeless book that will occupy a space on our book shelf for years to come.

This post is linked back to Canadian Home Learning Book Sharing Monday! :) Please join in on the fun! Lots of great books to share!


  1. Thanks for sharing these books!

  2. I love the idea that focuses on postive communications kills and realtionship building for kids in an age appropriate manner. Building life long relationships is something that starts young.


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