OK, how badly am I dating myself with that title? For those of you who are still decades away from reading glasses, Reading is Fundamental, Inc. was established in 1966 in order to promote literacy in young children.
I am a big proponent of reading at any age.
I can still remember my father taking me to the library for the very first time and being allowed "just this once" to take out THREE BOOKS instead of the standard rule two (one of them was The Fire House Dog, another Dandelion.... can't recall the third - so much for needing three....)
I just bought Kayla a new book (pictured above) and I hear she LOVES it.
- What were your favorite books growing up?
- Do you remember getting your first library card?
- What are your favorite books now? (this part is just a
shameless effortgood excuse to pad my own "to read" list...)
I will tell you that my favorite children's picture books to read as an ADULT are Cows Can't Fly by David Milgrim and No, David by David Shannon.
For older children I suggest Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh and From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg (I still find myself wanting to sleep in the period rooms and bathe in the fountain every time I visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art).