I do believe children's books to be instrumental in filling young minds with imagination and knowledge through fun learning, which is as it should be.
As a child I believed books to be my magical friends, with whom I would be carried away to the makings of a perfect day. As a grandchild I was led into the world of classical rhyme and its reason by my Grandmother. I reside in that world of poetry now as a poet myself.
As a mom I believed reading books to be one of the most important things I could do with my son. As a grandmother I believe not a thing pleased me more than that first time my grandson sat on my lap pointing at the word and picture painted pages while exclaiming, "Dog! Cat! What's that?" just as his father had done at the same age.
As a daycare center owner (years ago) I believed a kid with a book in hand held the magical key to imagination and knowledge that would permit the child to travel anywhere, anytime--for a moment, for a day, or for a life pathway.
As a freelance writer, I find myself in a position where I am afforded the opportunity to share my passion for children's books. I plan to share the personal experiences I have had with young readers as well as my reading recommendations for you and for your children.
If there is anything children’s book-related that you would like me to address or if there is a book for kids you would like me to review, please do let me know. Thank you!
I will have to look in to Mr. Putter and Tabby, as that is a new title to me, Brenda, thank you!
A friend and I love to read and collect children's picture books. Our favorite series is Mr. Putter and Tabby.
You're welcome, and thank you! I look forward to your first articles here.
Thank you for the welcome, Ruth! I claim two more, by marriage, but eight, by birth. As you can see, I am really new here, but loved this article you wrote.
Eight children? Goodness! I read with my 6 younger siblings, so I guess I know how that reading part is, and yes, acting out the characters in a storybook is essential when reading with chilcren. Happy to hear you enjoy children's books, too.
And, Emily, welcome to Wizzley!
Oh, how I used to love reading books to my eight children! I would act out the characters, and try to make the reading time really interesting. I am with you - I love some of the children's books!
Funny you mention watching children's movies, WriterArtist, as I do that too! The animated films are the best or family movies about dogs.
I was crazy about books when I was kid. I would skip meals, sleep, studies and anything that came between me and the story books. I can understand your passion and how books could transform the world for kids. I was a bookworm and lived in my imaginary world dreaming about all the magical things from the stories I read. Now I don't read as much but love watching children's movies.
I imagine, Kait, that many children (of all ages) have been spirited away from dark reality upon the magic found between the covers of good books.
I'm so sorry you went through that. I hope other children in those situations can find solace and these books.