As most will agree, the 3 best words to hear are, “I LOVE YOU”
They tell me a child is ready to listen . . .
They tell me a child is eager for adventure . . .
They tell me a child wants to learn . . .
They tell me a child wants my undivided attention . . .
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you already know that reading is one of my greatest joys and hobby. When I began this little blog a few years ago, I did a “story telling Tuesday” which for some reason I let slip by the way side. I’m thinking it’s time to bring it back. Maybe not every Tuesday but at least once or twice a month.
I read this article a few days ago in Time Magazine about the benefits of reading a (real) book. I found some of the points really interesting, especially #7 which states that “Reading is Contagious”. I couldn’t agree more, I truly believe when a child observes a parent reading, they tend to imitate this. Furthermore, children who are exposed to books and are read to daily, are far more likely to be good readers themselves.
Well, when I travel I’m not about to take 2 or 3 books. I’m definitely going to take my e-reader downloaded with several fun reads all easily accessible in one little bag. But at home, I’m still a book lover, the feel of turning the page.
Now on to “STORY TELLING TUESDAY”
This picture book is absolutely delightful and its a perfect book for every child to have in their collection. One that teaches the joy of true friendship with no boundaries.
This book came to my attention when I read a review about the world premier of “The Alabama Story” which was being presented right in my hometown. I quickly purchased tickets for this play. Ok, for those of you who live here, you are CRAZY not to take the opportunity to see this. This play brings in several stories, such as a story about a white woman and a black man who became childhood friends, a story about a librarian who won’t let a narrow-minded, segregationist dictate the books she can offer her readers, a story about the bonds of parents and children, and the story that began the whole drama, A story about two little rabbits, one black and one white who get married. I came away from the play with a new found appreciation for the freedom to read.
Any fun recommendations from you?
As always my friends, thanks for dropping. Have a most wonderful day.
Also linking up with Anne at spy girl because her theme this week is “reading bewtween the lines” I think this fits into that, right?