December 8

The Love of Reading

Passing along the love of reading to grandkids

One of my great passions in life is the love of reading. I still remember receiving my first library card and how thrilled I was! An entire library filled with wonderful, marvelous books and I could choose any one I wanted and take it home with me – Paradise!

Growing up we always had plenty of books in the house. Both parents loved books and learning and passed that down to all of the children in the family. To this day our idea of the perfect present is a book, whether we receive one or gift one to someone else.

What better gift can you pass along to your children? If you get into the habit of reading to them when they’re small (or making up fabulous adventures and relating them at bedtime) they’ll develop an appreciation for reading and engaging their imagination. Instead of spending money to buy the latest electronic gizmo, visit the library with your child and get them a card. Open their eyes to the world!


The Wind in the Willows
Charlotte’s Web
Winnie the Pooh
Best Lowly Worm Book (or any book by Richard Scarry)
Curious George
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Chronicles of Narnia (Series)
The Tale of Peter Rabbit (or anything by Beatrix Potter)
The Cat in the Hat (or anything by Dr. Seuss)
Alice in Wonderland
A Wrinkle in Time
The Secret Garden
Bridge to Terabithia
The Golden Compass
The Hobbit
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series)
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
To Kill a Mockingbird

I know many, many wonderful books have been written for children over the years, but I remember these from my childhood, and read them to my children when the time came.

You might want to check out one of our previous blogs related to reading:

…And here’s a link to another great article about how to encourage the love in reading your children:

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