“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”
― Emilie Buchwald
When I think about my childhood, many memories involve books. Hours spent in my treehouse with a good book. Bike rides to the little country library, which was about 100 yards from my house, to check out a basket full of books for the week. An hour-long bus ride to/from school resulting in literary journeys to far off lands, where I met all sorts of characters and villains. And many hours spent snuggled up to my parents or grandparents as they shared their favorite stories with me. These are the memories I cherish, and desire to share with my own children.
Thankfully, my husband and I are both avid readers, and we hope to pass along this
passion obsession to our kids. We began reading to our kids when they were in the womb. To this day, we continue this ritual. From storybooks to joke books, novels and devotionals, there is an enormous selection of books to chose from and explore. This year, my husband and I decided to compile a list of titles we wanted to read to our kids. We may not get to them all, but we will sure try!
Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry[My mom read this to me!]