For the love of baseball...

Mar. 1, 2011

My 2nd grader has such a love for baseball right now...not only does he love to play baseball, but he loves anything to do with baseball. He's currently reading through the Baseball Card Adventure series and learning some of the history behind one of his favorite sports. As a former high school teacher I understand the importance of instilling a love of reading in our children. I have realized over the years that finding quality books with age appropriate topics that are also at our son's "just right reading level" is quite a challenge. Searching for books has become a bit of an obsession for me. I've had countless conversations with friends whose kids are slightly older than mine, researched on-line endlessly, and visited with numerous teachers and librarians looking for recommendations. Let's just say that if time permitted I would probably start another blog devoted to books! Yikes...I better not get ahead of myself here. How about if I start with a simple recommendation here on my lunch box blog. If you have boys ages 7+ and they love baseball...I would highly recommend this series.

My son just started another book in the series which inspired today's baseball themed lunch which includes: toasted whole wheat english muffin peanut butter/organic honey sandwich, Ellsworth cheese curds, yellow and orange pepper slices with Trader Joe's chipotle hummus, blackberries and kiwi, cinnamon almonds, coconut flour baseball cupcake

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