Friday, May 11, 2012

Thoughts This Mother's Day

"You may have tangible wealth untold,
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be--
I had a mother who read to me." 
                                                                                                          --Strickland Gillilan

Celebrating mom...AND...mothers who read to their children...anyone who reads to children...the value of reading to children*...the added benefits of snuggling when reading to the little ones...the pure joy of reading to little ones.

Wish we could spread more of it around, don't you?  :-)

Happy Mother's Day Weekend!

*Interested in finding out more on the value of reading to children? Here are links on the subject:
Early Moments, "10 Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Kids"
Little Ones Reading Resource, "The Read Aloud Difference"
Cecily Markland,, "The Importance of Reading with Children"
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  1. Love the statue and I LOVE reading with my little one. Nothing is more fun that doing voices, getting laughs and snuggling. It's been such a gift to be a mother. Happy Mothers Day!

  2. Reading to children: A great thing to celebrate indeed. What a difference that makes in a child's life.

  3. Ah yes, I loved to read with my children, and now enjoy reading with my grandson. Books are a wonderful way to connect and learn. What would we do without them? Probably tell stories we made up I suppose. :)

    I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!

  4. My favorite memories are reading to my kids.