I love books, and children’s books are no different. I could spend hours getting lost in the pages of children’s books at Barnes and Noble. The Day The Crayons Quit, Balloon Farm, and The Tale of Three Trees are just three of my favorites.
I earned my master’s degree with an emphasis in reading, so I know all the benefits of reading with kids. We started reading to Elijah in the NICU, and we haven’t stopped. While I hesitate to buy Elijah outfits or toys he doesn’t need, books are different. I plan to fill bookshelves for my son, and hopefully introduce him to a long relationship with reading.
After John’s coworkers surprised him with a baby book shower before Elijah arrived, I asked John if he was familiar with all of the books they gifted us. He shook his head. The pile included classics like Love You Forever. I was shocked!
Thankfully I’ve been encouraging John to experience the adventures within these pages at the same time as Elijah. This picture might be one of my new favorites. Three of my favorite things…John, Elijah, and books!