Monday, May 18, 2009

Musing Mondays - May 18

Musing Mondays (BIG)Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about early reading…

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? Was it from a particular person, or person(s)? Do you remember any books that you read, or were read to you, as a young child? (question courtesy of Diane)

My mother is the single biggest influence when it comes to my love of books. She has been a teacher for 40 years and as a teacher, she had a huge children's book collection. We spent a lot of time reading together. As I got older, she often read my chapter books before or after I did so that we could discuss them. Now that I'm an adult, my mom and I still share books all the time. I love that we have something so special in common.

My mama taught me to take care of my books, to treasure them, and to share them. She always gives a book at every baby shower to start the new baby's library with a good quality children's book. I've followed in her footsteps with my niece and Goddaughter. I try to send them a book for every birthday and a couple of holidays every year. I hope that they will someday find that they love to read too.


BellsforStacy said...

I think its so telling how many of us were given the gift of books from our mothers. My father was always a reader too and always encouraging ... but my mother was just adamant that reading, no matter what it was, was vital to learning and growing.

Happy book blogging!

Anonymous said...

That asthma had confined me indoor helped cultivate my passion for reading.

I learned to read in nursing school, sent home with these pictorial books with easy characters, both in English and Chinese.