Today is World Read-Aloud Day!
Please, please, read to your child!
If you don’t have any children of your own, please read to someone else’s children!
If there are no young children around, please read aloud to an older child! There is no age limit on enjoying being read to. As our children were growing up, we had family read-aloud nights…I remember when we were reading the “Narnia” series…sometimes my husband or I would read the chapter to our three children and sometimes our oldest son (about 11 or 12 at the time) would read to all of us.
You can even read out loud to yourself!
Do you have unused or unwanted books lying around? Why not find a worthy organization and donate them…there are many people around the world who would love to have books, but can’t afford them.
The story suggestion for today is a classic from 1932, ANGUS LOST, by Marjorie Flack. It’s a lovely picture book to read aloud…charming illustrations help your child follow the adventures of the little dog who has more adventures than he had planned on.
Written and illustrated by Marjorie Flack
Angus, a little terrier, is bored with his home and yard and decides to see what the world is like. After several scary adventures, Angus wants very much to go home, but he cannot find his way. He spends the night hiding in a cave, trembling in fear the entire time. In the morning, he hears the familiar sound of the milkman’s horse and wagon and he eagerly follows them from house to house, as the milkman makes his deliveries. Finally, Angus recognizes his very own yard and is relieved to be home at last.
Many young children worry about getting lost or separated from those they love and, although we want to encourage curiosity and independence in our children, we are responsible for keeping them safe from harm. This story is a wonderful opportunity to talk about a plan of action in case you are separated while shopping.
One of the best things about reading aloud is that it opens the window for discussion about many issues that may worry your child.
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In honor of World Read-Aloud Day, we’ve extended the sale price for one more month! And we’ve added a BONUS! One lucky person will also get a CRAFTY EASTER BASKET for their preschooler, filled with essential items for the craft projects…safety scissors, non-toxic glue, construction paper and MUCH MORE! If you purchase a book, you will be automatically entered…if you are not ready to buy a copy, you can enter, no purchase necessary, by filling out the contact form on my website and telling me how you would use the craft supplies with your child. If the response is good, I’m thinking of putting together a prize package that includes child-sized kitchen implements.
Please stop by tomorrow for Healthy Habit Thursday.