It is going to be a very busy week as final things fit into place for the big wedding on Saturday, September 2. It hardly seems possible that our youngest daughter is being married! If I slacken off here the next couple of weeks, please excuse me.
Today is Sunday and I want to leave you with some things to ponder.
Anna Dewdney was a children’s book author whose Llama Llama books delighted children and adults. Here is a quote by Anna.
She said, “A good children’s book can be read by an adult to a child, and experienced genuinely by both. A good children’s book is like a performance. Reading with children makes an intimate, human connection that teaches that child what it means to be alive as one of many beings on the planet. When we read a book with children, then children — no matter how stressed, no matter how challenged — are drawn out of themselves to bond with other human beings, and to see and feel the experiences of others. It is this moment that makes us human. In this sense, reading makes us human.”
Do you have any thoughts on this?
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. – Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
Even when my son could read on his own, he still preferred to read his bedtime book cuddled beside one of us. We read our books while he read his, and it was a lovely way for us all to connect at the end of the day.
ohhh, that sounds so nice, Heather. 🙂 Thanks for sharing that.
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Reading aloud is the best thing parents and teachers can do on a daily basis. Just 15 minutes a day equals student success by building vocabulary, comprehension, instilling the love of literacy and more. Throughout the years, I shared read alouds with my students, preschool through 8th grade. Currently, I share read alouds with my students at Lincoln Land Community College.
This is wonderful, Suzy. My mother was a teacher and she avidly promoted reading. Thank you for sharing this.