Sunday, March 6, 2011
Under a rock, under a stone, where will a bunny find a home?
One of my most treasured memories is of my dad reading to me. When I was a child he spent hours with me before bed. He read to me, we practiced counting and he sang "the blue song." I always knew that when I had kids I wanted to share this time with them.
Thanks to our wonderful friends and family we have a huge library of children's books. Already we have favorites like Time for Bed, Goodnight Moon and My Mommy Hung the Moon. We read our girls a book every night before bed. This is a practice I hope to continue for years to come. I like to believe that all that time reading with my parents is what encouraged me to love reading as I do.
This morning my mom was reciting words from one of my favorite childhood books to the girls. So when I got home I dug out the books I had been saving for years and read Home for a Bunny to Ana and Grace--my favorite book from my childhood. Apparently I loved bunnies, because my second favorite book was Little Bunny Follows His Nose-- a scratch and sniff book that definitely has no "sniff" left in it! You can see how well loved my books are. I hope my childrens' books will be as well loved as mine are.
What are YOUR favorite children's books from when you were a child? If you have kids now, what books do you love to read to them?