Alarming News For Young Readers
How many of us remember the nighttime routine of our childhood? The time when Mom would crawl into our bed, crack open a book, and the day would just melt away. It is one of my fondest memories of my childhood. However, in a recent study, parents are no longer reading to their children every single night. Read the full report here
This is extremely alarming to me. I have read a book to my son every single night since the day he was born and still do, thirteen years later. It is a vital part of our nightly routine and one that I cannot imagine being too busy to accomplish. There is nothing that could drag me away from that. It’s just time to jump into imagination and just forget all else for a little while. Besides, how do parents hope to have future Mark Twains, JK Rowlings, and Shakespeares if they don’t read to their children? Imagination is not something that is just a given, you have to feed it.
So, dear readers, I say this much to you. Please read to your children every single night. Are you honestly too busy to take twenty minutes of your time to devote to your child? I weep for society.