"Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read."
— Marilyn Jager Adams
I love books and book fair this week has me looking at all the baby books! No baby yet, but still wanting to start a collection. Reading to a child is so important to their development and I would love to have tons of books for the child we will have one day. When we have a child our money will be spent on diapers so building a collection of books is important before we have to change diapers. :-) Scott came to school this morning and went to the book fair with me. It makes me smile when he started talking about getting seasonal books so that our child can have a little collection during each holiday/season. Too CUTE! He has listened to me a lot and knows my heart. I am not completely obsessed about babies, but enjoy preparing! Scott and I are planners and preparers . . . we enjoy it so much. I guess that is something we like to control . . . lol!
Great quotes . . .
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald
"Babies are born with the instinct to speak, the way spiders are born with the instinct to spin webs. You don't need to train babies to speak; they just do. But reading is different."
— Steven Pinker
"Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today."
— Gabriela Mistral