Feb 8, 2010

Teach Your Children Well...

I love to read.
No, I take it back.
I LIVE to read.
I devour books in about 3 days.

It melts my heart to see this early on a Sunday morning:

Because of this I scour book stores for the best illustrations and stories. It helps that my mother is a teacher and one of her dearest friends is a children's librarian.

My most favorite book is by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury and it happens to be Oliver's favorite book too. It's called Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little toes.

Also, Mem's other book, Hello Baby! is equally adorable. The illustrations are just as stunning, vivid and dear, but this time Mem uses animals to drive home how precious baby is.

Read to your children.
Even if they were just born and sleep all day. 
Even if they 16 months and aren't talking yet. 
Even if they are disabled and have a hard time focusing.
Even if at 10 years old they only want to read about insects and that grosses you out.
Even if they are 16 and hate you.
Even if they are 25 and have left home.
Even if they are 33 and happen to have their own children.
Read to your children.
Read to your children.
Read to your children.


  1. I hope you have the Matthew VanFleet books they are Noah's FAVORITES! http://www.amazon.com/Matthew-VanFleet/e/B000APQL5I/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1265661576&sr=8-3

  2. I don't Missalliszom! But I will soon! Thanks for the rec!


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