Thursday, May 7, 2009
Since Abbott was a toddler, I've seen an increasing fascination with simulating the use of weapons, making weapons, repurposing everyday items into weapons, despite being a TV free, no-weapon-toys family. Undoubtedly there are theorists out there who've written about this; I know my boys aren't the only ones who play in this way. Recently Abbott and Cal found their (ahem) dusty Family Story Bible. I overheard Cal say to Abbott, "Will you read this to me? It's a fighting book!" And since that find, Abbott has read it cover to cover several times, as much for the 'fantasy' aspect as the fighting stories, I think. I was inspired to get the boys a beautifully illustrated book of Norse Myths, and I've put in an order for D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths. Perhaps Medieval history should be next on our reading agenda - any recommendations?