Wednesday, April 3, 2013

What We Read

There is almost nothing, aside from unconditional love, that is more important to a child's development than reading and fostering a love for books. I base this on my education in the field of Social Work, as well as evidence from my own tiny book lovers - all three of them.
We do a lot of reading in our house. It helps with social, language, comprehension, and a whole load of other skills. When I was pregnant with the twins I enjoyed free subscriptions to Baby Talk and Parenting magazines and Wicked, the story of the Wicked Witch's upbringing. Very interesting read! My husband at that time was reading the Hobbit from a classic collection passed down by my mom.
The connection between book and reader can be complicated and intense, or it can be superficial and spur-of-the-moment. Whatever the case their is a payoff in the end. Our minds and our soulds receive simultaneously.
These days I find myself reading a lot less chapter books and a lot more children's stories. That's alrgiht with me. The awe in my kids' eyes when they recognize a word or anticipate a character's next move is monumental in my heart.
Lately we're reading:
My Cat, My Dog by Katrina Streza
We love the repetitive cat/dog character presence & learning basic cat/dog abilities
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The Little Leaf by Adam B. Shaeffer
We learned spiders are not scary & sometimes forces greater than ones self make things happen in life
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I Love You by Calee M. Lee
We read this to enjoy notes on unconditional love and simply kid-friendly phrases
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and mama reads:
Hidden Under Her Heart by Rachelle Ayala click to visit her Blog!
Best described as an emotional, fast-paced rollercoaster ride that is sure to grip and tear hearts of all who read it. Deals with major life issues, some tough to read about, such as love, abortion, rape, and life after trauma. It appealed to the Social Worker in me and reminded me of the trials each one of us is facing.
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1 comment:

  1. I love how many options there are for kids books. We just bought my son a big book of beginner books for his 5th birthday. Reading with the kids is so much fun.


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