Thursday, September 2, 2010
I was talking to my daughter this evening(she's a Media Specialist at a public school) about children and there reading habits-or lack there of. It makes you wonder how many children in the U.S. don't have books to read at home. When my children were small we read books and they always had plenty to read themselves. We have the memories of favorite books from our childhoods, I know my daughter always wanted me to read "A Fish Out of Water" and my son liked "Hop on Pop". It is so sad to think that children don't or won't have books at home to read. I'm wondering~~~should I start collecting books and make them available maybe at preschools or somewhere else for older children. I'm sure if they don't have books that they might like being able to have one or two-even if they are used. Think about how a child feels when their peers are ordering and receiving Scholastic books at school and they don't get any. How sad to think that a great mind might go to waste because he/she never had books to read or enjoy as a child.