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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Let’s learn to Read!

I was so excited to find some old readers at a Thrift store this weekend.

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It was the very first time I had shopped at Crossroads Thrift store!

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I found two of the readers right away but the Dick and Jane book, “We Come and Go” was in a different spot and I almost missed it!

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I collect children’s books and readers are my favorite finds. (I forgot to put these on my list!)

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I’m joining Mary for Mosaic Monday

and Diane for Beautiful Sunday

and Sunny Simple Sunday !

And of course my girlfriend,

Linda for Gratitude Sunday!

I was in the second grade when I really learned to LOVE reading! My teacher, Mrs. Jean would take each of us aside and listen to us read aloud. It was the highlight of the week!

Do you remember when you learned to read?

51 comments:

Sue@House Pretty said...

Those books are SO cute! I love to read, and our daughter has inherited a love for reading as well, praise God! I know most people use their book shelves for displaying treasures and collections...me, I use my book shelves for storing books, lol!

Jane and Chris said...

I was a very early reader (and talker!),and haven't stopped since.
Is there any particular type of children's book you collect?
Jane x

Donna said...

Gosh, you have the BEST thrift stores in your area! Ours are pitiful. I adore those old illustrations. You could scan those and use them for your blog posts!

Kim K. said...

Amazing! Those are fantastic. The illustrations are just delightful. Good for you for rescuing them!!

Susie said...

I do not remember when I truly learned,probably first grade. It was the Dick and Jane books . I loved their lifes in the books. They had g.parents, pets, and adventures. Which to me was wonderful.:):) You sure got some nice books...I bet you return to that store.I know I would.xoxo,Susie

ImagiMeri said...

Oh those are soooo cooool! My friend Sandy (521 Lakestreet) and I try to collect those, too. Most of the time they are priced way out of our league ($18-25), but sometimes we get lucky and find one for around $4. Sandy especially loves them, so I'm always on the lookout for them. So what kind of pixies do you look for? The knee huggers or just anything pixish?

Hugs,
Meri

maddyrose said...

I remember loving the Dick and Jane books when I was first learning to read. Once I learned to read it became my favorite thing to do. I'd love to go thrifting in your area. The stores in my area for the most part have junk instead of treasures.

Ellie VanCaster said...

Reading is truly the best gift my teacher ever gave me-
so excited the moment I realized I was reading on my own without help. It was truly awesome and I haven't stopped since.
have a good week

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I vividly remember learning to read with the "Dick and Jane" books. I would follow the words with my finger and I felt so grown up when I taught myself to stop using my finger. I still love to read.

Joanne said...

What great finds! I remember loving going to our local library and spending hours there. To this day thelibrary and book store are my favorite places.
Have a beautiful Sunday!
Blessings, Joanne

Vee said...

Oh yes...our reading groups had bird names I was in the bluebird group. Mrs. Ames...kindergarten. Loved seeing your basal readers...lovely memories.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

My goodness gracious -- I learned to read from those dick and Jane books and ofcourse the Alice and Jerry books -

cucki said...

wowwwwwwww they all so cuteeeeee
i love them..you so ,lucky to find them x

Della Merritt said...

I remember Dick and Jane, but not Alice and Jerry. I loved to read!

Debby said...

I never see these early readers. So great for you to find them. I loved learning to read with these.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are so sweet and they bring back so many memories. I always looked forward to our weekly classroom trips to the school library.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

My mother collects early readers, too. Such a fun thing to collect!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love old books and those readers are wonderful. Oh yes Dick and Jane! I learned to read early and have never stopped loving it! Thanks for joining Gratitude Sunday! Hugs, Linda

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very sweet remembrances of the books that I learned to read from. Have a Happy week~

Introverted Art said...

Diane, these are amazing findings. I love the illustrations on the pages, the wear marks on them...

NanaDiana said...

I love those old readers, too. I learned to read when I was 4 going on 5. My father taught me to read and so I have always loved it. I went to tiny little schoolhouse and I was always a "helper"-helping other kids my age learn to read. xo Diana

GardenofDaisies said...

The readers your found are wonderful! I really enjoyed being read to by my parents when I was a little girl. So when I was finally ready for school I hit the ground running. To this day I love to read.

Stacey said...

I love those books, Diane! The illustrations are so beautiful and innocent. I learned to read with Dick and Jane like so many people did. It definitely brings back memories of first grade to see it.

ImSoVintage said...

I love early readers. I learned on Dick and Jane. I was in first grade and I haven't stopped reading since.
Hugs,
Laura

Trace4J said...

Love those cool readers you found.
I love them too.
Woolie hugs
Trace

Vicky said...

Oh, what treasure you found!! I adored that special time with my teacher! How fun that you were able to add to your collection!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Diane Writes said...

Hi name mate! We are really alike in so many ways. We are grown ups who remain to be very kid at heart. Yay! I love your treasure collection and I hope to see the entire collection in one of your posts.

Wishing you a great week ahead!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Oh my....don't those bring back some memories. I really must start paying more attention to old books in the Thrift Stores. These bring back good memories of 1st grade!

Danielle said...

Oh lucky you!!! I love these kinds of books...so where is Crossroads???? Although I am decluttering my home it doesn't hurt to look...right???

Lorrie said...

The Dick and Jane books bring back many memories of Mrs. Cook and grade one. That's when I learned to read. What a wonderful world my teacher opened to me.

Maureen said...

I love old readers! I grew up with Dick and Jane and they are my favourites. What a wonderful find!

Regina said...

Great find and post!

Have a nice week.

eileeninmd said...

What a great find! A wonderful addition to your collection of children's books. Wishing you a happy week ahead.

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

I don't remember actually learning to read, but I clearly remember learning to write numbers in first grade with my favorite teacher Mrs. Parker. She was one of those gentle teachers every little kid loved. Although I don't remember actually learning to read, I remember reading a book much like the ones you shared. Mom has one of her books from her childhood, and I remember the pretty pictures much like the ones in your books.

Hope you have a great week Diane!

Cranberry Morning said...

Diane, I LOVE the Alice & Jerry series! I have 'If I Were Going,' 'Singing Wheels,' and 'Engine Whistles.' They're wonderful, with lots of great illustration! Lucky you to have found the primers! congratulations. :-)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Those are great little readers. I don't recall when I started -- in fact, I don't recall much from my childhood at all ... just bits and pieces here and there. Have a great week. Tammy

Riet said...

I think I learned reading in the first grade and I always loved it, still do.lovely photo's of the old books.

A Garden of Threads said...

What a treasure to find them in such good condition. I remember reading them in my younger days:)

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh you did well...what a great find.

I remember trying to figure out words, and being told just wait until you go to school. Things were different then.

Jen

Sallie (FullTime-Life) not baby said...

Oh my gosh I remember both these series soooo well! Do you remember that we first learned there was Dick and Jane and Baby and in a few more days, we learned that her name was Baby Sally! (And the whole class laughed -- I was called Baby Sally for days.... traumatized for life ;>)))))!! (I still always loved reading class though!)

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

I am so jealous. These are great thrift store finds! Looking at the pictures, I could smell those old books. What memories that brings back!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I remember the Dick and Jane books!

edenhills said...

What wonderful finds! I love old books of all kinds. I have the reader my dad used when he was in kindergarten. That is one of my favorites.

Elizabeth said...

I always loved those books! I remember learning to read those in 1st grade with my wonderful teacher Mrs. Mathis, wonderful memories!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

My reader characters were, Sam & Ann. Love your books. Thank you so very much for your sweet words and your prayers. It really is appreciated.
Blessings,
Susie

Gail said...

You found some nice books. They appear to be in good shape. I'd like to find some old Dick and Jane books. I sure like your thrift stores.

JG said...

I remember in first grade I learned the word "the". That night I read all of the words "the" in one column of our Springfield newspaper. Very proud when I finished "reading"! :)
~Judy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

What great finds!!! I loved reading these books...what memories!!!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I hated reading as a kid, it was hard for me to learn it. Even now, I can't read fast if I want to comprehend it. I like reading now though, especially to pass the time if I'm bored or when I have to wait around. I still have many of my childhood books, just too much nostalgic value to get rid of them.

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

These books are amazing. Thanks for sharing. What a lovely thing to collect.

Joy H said...

Oh what treasures you find! Love it.