Read to your children; read, read, read.

The other day there was a father and small daughter snuggled up in the puppet playhouse, heads bent together over a book as he read aloud softly.  It’s a scene to warm any book-lover’s heart, and a co-worker and I cooed over it.  Later she said, “Why do we think it’s so great when fathers come to the library?  When we see a mom and her kids, we don’t say ‘Oh, how great to see a mom bringing her kids to the library.’”

 I’m still thinking that one over. 

Social commentary aside, it’s still great when dads support reading.  Here’s a nifty resource from Geekdad.com called “67 Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids Before Age 10.”  There’s a great variety of books for different ages; click on a book to read a summary.  You have to scroll all the way down underneath the book covers to see the summary.

 

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