Thursday, March 6, 2014

You are Never Too Young to Enjoy the Wonder of Books

The time to steer your child toward becoming the greatest novelist of all time is now!

Pictured here is future author Mason Buscovick, sitting on daddy Derek's lap.

This is the perfect age to nurture those early interests. When you read to a child, he is learning the art of story as surely as he is learning to speak.

Just as forming words and later sentences become apparent to a child, so can an ear for rhythm and cadence, patterns and surprises, all those little things that exist in story.

Everything in a child's life becomes an influence in some way, so it only makes sense to make sure the influences of wonder are present. Stories can do that. They create wonder.
Have you read to a child today?


  1. So cute! Oh my, you sure put some pressure on little Mason. :-)
    Hope you're all having fun!

  2. I used to read to my son every night. Now, he's almost ten and things changed a little, but we still sit together with a book from time to time. It's magical, you're right. Steering a child toward reading and writing at a young age will develop his love for storytelling early on. Your cutie pie here is so adorable. Pacifier and book, what more does a little guy need? Thanks for sharing this, Deb. He's super duper cute.

  3. Thanks for the comments. And yep, he is a cutie!

  4. I read to my children as often as I can. Not only is it a great way for me to bond with them, they often observe pictures and hear words from the books that I find them applying to their lives outside of the reading.

    1. I agree. the bond created through reading together is wonderful and long lasting. Thanks for commenting.