I commented on Becky’s post from Tuesday that I think e-books should never replace the experience of holding a child and a book together on your lap and reading and turning pages together. There’s just something so special about that, in my opinion anyway. Of course with my two young girls we’re still just reading picture books, but I look forward to when they are ready for the Little House series and the Chronicles of Narnia, Charlotte’s Web, The Trumpet of the Swan, The Secret Garden, Black Beauty, Matilda.... I could go on and on listing my favorite books as a young girl!
My mom and I were laughing the other day at Jodi finding small spaces to crawl into and under. It reminded us of my favorite reading spots when I was little—an empty kitchen cupboard or under my daybed. I also often snuck out onto the roof of the porch that sat below my bedroom window. I loved to “get away” as I read so that I didn’t have to be interrupted!
So, in your opinion, what children’s books are must-reads to add to my collection for Jodi and Lilly? Whether they read them as e-books or sit down with me and turn pages together, the important thing is getting them reading! I hope my girls love books as much as I do!