Someone Became A Reader Today

Reading has always been a passion of mine. To lose one’s self in the pages of a book is utter bliss! This post by Paige touched my heart and I wanted to share it. I hope you enjoy it.

My Story, My Song

Someone became a reader today. On his mother’s lap, with his favorite book. A book whose cover is worn by many bedtime stories and look-throughs. He loves the colors, and he loves the pictures, and he loves the story. He may not know the words yet, but he can look at the picture of the girl and know that she is sad that she lost her dog, like the story says. He can recite the words he’s heard over and over, night after night. He can tell his favorite parts, and he can say what he thinks will happen next. He has connected with the book and the story and the characters, and he wonders if there are any other books about dogs that he could look at. And there was no worksheet, and there was no grade…but today, someone became a reader.

“Children are made readers on the laps…

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10 thoughts on “Someone Became A Reader Today

  1. I have always believed and often said that among the greatest gifts that we can give our children, and grandchildren, is the love of books and reading. It is a gift that they will have forever. Children need to learn that reading is a pleasure, not a punishment. One of best ways to do this, that I have found, is reading to them from birth until they can read themselves. Then continue reading with them, until they prefer reading alone. I firmly believe that reading a book opens a door to everything and anything. “A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.” – Sasha Salmina. Every day that someone becomes a reader is a good day indeed! Thank-you!

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    • I totally agree with you. I read to my children all the time! I actually miss it now that they are teens and can read themselves! But it does give me great pleasure to see them curled up with a book and telling me they need to buy more books. 🙂
      It also warms my heart when I think of “The Odessa Chronicles”, knowing that I am helping to give someone enjoy reading! 🙂
      Did you get a special package yet in the mail?

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  2. I thought that I sent an email to you on the 1st. and I must have not done it correctly. My eldest daughter just sent it again…hopefully, this time it isn’t floating out there somewhere! Thank-you!

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