Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Books, books and more books

We love to read in our house. Lots of books can be found here and there around the house. While in Thailand one tidbit we learned about Jet was that he loves to read. Go figure......isn't God amazing!?!!

I wasn't prepared for as advanced a child as Jet is so I have no Thai reading for him. Unless you count the 2 comic books we bought in Thailand, having no idea what they were even about!!

A couple of weeks ago I was searching online and found this website with Veggie Tales personalized books!! We like the Veggie Tales stories alot. They use your child's name as the hero in the story. I know there was at least one specific for a Thai boy. And they are in Thai! I can't wait for his birthday or Christmas to get him one!!

I couldn't find any other sites, in English, where I could get children's books in Thai. I was very disappointed....until last night! When I was searching for the Thai 1000 words book, I came across buythaibooks and they have many choices of children's books written in English and Thai. I was so excited and even more so when I came across the Bible Stories available. Both Thai and English in the same book!! YAHOOO!!

Then it got even better if you can believe it! While looking at the choices available at buythaibooks I noted you could go to another website of theirs and HEAR the stories on the internet in Thai. There is a listing of Aesop's Fables to choose from as well as another page of children's stories available to have read to you by a native Thai. So crazy cool!!!!!!!

So tonight we had Pad Thai for dinner and heard A Bell on the Cat's Neck (in Thai) for our bedtime story. Jet was shocked when the Thai started coming out of the computer. It was awesome to see his face! Peanut and Bug were not too thrilled with a bedtime story they couldn't understand. Ummm, yeah, that has been your brother's life for the last 6 weeks! What a teaching lesson that was!!!

Enjoy checking it all out!! Off to shop myself!!


Anonymous said...

WOnderful information in all your posts.... Especially useful to us now! THanks for sharing all the things you have learned. We are very grateful! We are the only ones adopting an older child that I know of from our agency - so there isn't a lot of info on the older child adoption there!!
Hollie :-)

Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

Thanks so much! Our daughter might be a little old for this. But, who knows? She's been here for six months and she wavers back and forth between crying to go back to saying that she doesn't like to speak Thai. Poor girl caught between two worlds while she is just entering puberty and middle school in the Fall.

Rhonda said...

Your family is beautiful!

Ellie said...

That's wonderful!!! What a great find! I'm sure he was ecstatic to hear some familiar sounds! :)

Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

Dear Megan,
Can you let me know how I can e-mail you? I'd love to be able to contact you, especially when we travel to South Dakota to see the relatives. E-mail me at