We all want what’s best for our children, but what does that entitle? What is better for them, does one size fit all and last but not least, how do we achieve it?
We envision different futures for our kiddos, but the basic stuff, the building materials for a strong foundation, that we all agree are only a few simple ingredients. Happiness, good health, a well rounded character and education.
Literacy is one of those topics I find most people don’t see the importance in early enough. In a world where technology plays a bigger role day by day, the “old fashioned” reading a book and writing with a pen seems long forgotten. With automatic correction on any device and urban dictionary, where is our language headed to? Like lemmings running off a cliff?
I started on my children’s home library, when I found out I was pregnant. The joy of holding a physical book, bright pictures, words popping off the pages, far away lands, mystical beings, heroes and villains alike, all that and so much more I get to share with my most precious ones.
We have shared our home library with the children from before they could even walk. Books have always been a family time for us. We read to them while they play quite games, bedtime stories, also they have an easy access to the books they like to read them selves or just flip through the pages and look at the pictures.
Reading to me is happiness in doing a task I enjoy, with the people I love the most. A happy mind makes for a happy soul and body. Silly words, enchanting creature and spellbound stories can teach young minds about the real world in a simpler, safe, loving and more controlled environment. Education to me is the red line that goes through all the ingredients, for a strong life foundation.
Here are a few of our all time favorite books by some of our favorite authors, Julia Donaldson, Roald Dahl, Nick Bland and Tim Bugbird.