There's also a giant bag of library books in the corner by the bookshelf and that is a favorite through-out the week.
Gotta love the polka-dots!
Reading time is when the magic happens. Either we'll get an idea that simply must be acted upon...
From reading the Wright Brothers biography to this:
...or we'll discuss whatever new thing we learned, and whether we want to learn more about it.
But my favorite bit of magic is when my oldest puts down a book he's been reading and picks up the stapler. Because that means he wants a blank staple book. And that means he wants to write a story of his own. And that means he's inspired.
As Richard Louv said in Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder...