Read and grow!

a bookshelf in the shape of a tree

And, hello? How cute is this bookshelf?!

Reading with our children never misses. We all win! Now, I don’t know about you, but in the toddler days, by the time I would get through the 4:00 witching hour, dinner made, dinner cleared, baths given, teeth brushed–I was about out of steam! But, laying down and reading in bed with them is something for which I never regretted finding the final push of energy (taking turns with Daddy made me more enthusiastic on my nights). As my kids grew a little older, it was fun to read a chapter book aloud to them. And then, we would have to stop at a cliff-hanger–ohhhhh!

I remember when my first-born was four and would try and get my attention away from a book I was personally reading, by crawling on my lap and finding a spot between me and the book and then she would start picking out and reading words that she knew. She observed my love for reading, we read to her, she discovered reading for herself and now, at 13 1/2, she’s a voracious reader and we’re challenged to find enough quality, appropriate, and interesting books for her to read! I’ll take that challenge!

Here’s an article that points out a long list of the brain benefits of reading and great ideas to choose from. Tis the season to read some fun, Christmasy books! Read and grow, everyone!

This post brought to you by Jenny Leggett, who’s husband has been known to hide her current good book so that things get done that day. :/