Fantastic First Graders! Thank you for reading to and with your child!
READ TO YOUR BUNNY & PARENTS
The Most Important Twenty Minutes Of Your Day
OF US love our children more than anything in the world. In their first
years we feed them so they grow. We bring them to the doctor so they
are healthy. We strap them in car seats so they are safe.
the most important thing in the first years of life is the growth of
the mind and spirit. This is when a child learns to love and trust, to
speak and listen.
a child turns two years old, these things are very difficult to learn
or teach ever again. Trusting, singing, laughing, and language are the
most important things in a young child’s life.
And so they must come first for mothers and fathers, too. Because we can never have those years over again.
day, make a quiet, restful place for twenty minutes. Put your child in
your lap and read a book aloud. In the pages of the book you will find a
tiny vacation of privacy and intense love. It costs nothing but twenty
minutes and a library card.
to your little one is just like putting gold coins in the bank. It will
pay you back tenfold. Your daughter will learn, and imagine, and be
strong in herself. Your son will thrive, and give your love back