"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."
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, KSL.com, "The Importance of Reading with Children"
photo courtesy of sxc.hu/