We discovered very early on that sharing a book with him - just holding it, reading the story and talking about the pictures would engage him.Books have always been part of the boy-child's life. His father was reading The House at Pooh Corner to him while we were still in the maternity ward.An epiphany at about five months; we handed him a book upside down and he turned it around.Early favourites; The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Buzzy Bee counting book, Ten Little Rabbits and appropriately enough, The Baby Who Wouldn't Go to Bed!Adding a new dimension to the term "devouring a book."
Apologies to anyone who has seen these before, but I have been thinking about children and reading since Leanne at Nihongojapango posted some wonderful photos of a little one enjoying his books,  and Janet at This, That and The Other Thing wrote a very funny post about her reading addiction.

And of course books are also this week’s Travel Theme at Where’s My Backpack.



Wordless Wednesday

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    • I agree. And I suspect if you asked my son, he’d tell you I put reading alongside food and before everything else. We spent more than a few mornings snuggled up under a blanket with a pile of books; still in our pyjamas. 😀

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    • 😀 I had a huge clean up recently and carefully packed away several boxes of his baby books. He insists on keeping a whole bunch of books from his later childhood on the shelves, and does sometimes re-read them.

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    • 😀 Libraries were one of his favourite places. One children’s librarian in particular became almost a friend and he’d seek her out years after we stopped going to the toddler story-time session she ran!

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    • I posted them a while ago, but I do love them so much. There is such joy to be had in watching children grow up with books; knowing they have been given entry to worlds beyond their own imaginings, and food for their dreams.

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  1. Don’t you wish we could put moments like this in a jar so we could take them out and play them whenever we wish? The only thing better than babies at play are babies soaking up books with unabashed enthusiasm.

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    • That’s a lovely thought Mary. I do so miss that time in his life when he was discovering the world with such enthusiasm, and I got to share in that. Nothing like spending time with a very young child to see the world through new eyes. 🙂


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