Check these two out. I love these moments. It’s a small moment like this in my day that helps me ‘forget’ about the ‘other’ moments.
What books do you like or your kids enjoy? I love crime novels, sci-fi, mysteries and even historical novels. I prefer chunky books and sometimes there is nothing like a good comedy to bring happiness to your soul.
My love of reading began when I was in my 20’s and when I had kids I decided they would start young so I introduced my kids to books from about 3 months old.
We started by reading to them every night before they went to bed. We wanted to set up good habits. My favourite kids book is “I know a Rhino” . It’s the tattiest book we own and one I will never give up. We have musical books such as The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith because I wanted them to see books are fun. In a technology rich world they needed to learn that books are so cool and they come in different formats such as CD read-a-longs, paper backs, online in Kindle or YouTube.
In my mind, books are wonderful tools that not only stretch the mind, they help rest your brain from your day. Books are moment in time when you can get lost in someone else’s world. I love chilling with a good book.
When my kids reached Primary School I introduced them to the Magic Treehouse collection which are fictional books with a twist. For example, one of the books they loved was Dolphins at Daybreak because even though the story itself was fictional, the facts are real. They moved on to Ronald Dahl (my personal favourite is George’s Marvellous Medicine). Then there was David Williams, then The Chronicles of Narnia and now we are on Percy Jackson.
I love that my kids enjoy books and choose to read at different times of the day. When I get up in the morning, I often find them in bed with their book in hand. They still read for an hour or so every night before bed and just sometimes I catch them like above – reading to each other.
When you find that perfectly magical moment – just hold it, like I do.
Remember the good moments because those moments often become the best memories.
Be happy bookworms.