One of the benefits of Finn's improving reading skillz is the fact that we now have someone else in the family that enjoys reading the Highlights magazines that I pathologically steal from my dentist's office.
Everyone loves the preachy morality of Goofus & Gallant (that Goofus), but I'm happy to see Finn also diving into the other articles. Just tonight, we were reading an article about the global seed bank in the Arctic Circle. After discussing how it would help the world replant vital crops after a natural or man-made disaster, we started talking about the kinds of crops they store.
We settled on corn as the most important, due to its versatility, its deliciousness, and because, "You can make chips out of it, and chips are really important for parties."
Any kid whose first thought at the end of the world is, "I'd better make sure I've got enough snacks for the party," is alright with me.
Party on, Finny!