The Treasure of reading to Children
by: Maxine Thompson
This placard graced my late mother’s bedroom wall, and until recently, I didn’t understand what it meant.
After spending a normal vacation with my loved ones in Atlanta and Detroit, I reflected how wonderful it is to enjoy adult children and grandchildren when times are normal. No one in the immediate family was in harm’s way. Everyone is being blessed. One friend is moving into a new house. Instead of coming home for a funeral, or a death watch, I was just home to enjoy the moment. Things are looking up. Lesson learned.
We have to treasure our moments of serenity.
Now I’d like to paraphrase this saying and add, “Reading to children, what a treasure it is.”
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