Reading with Little Kids

DSC_0012We talk a lot on this blog about stories and how we try to bring these lovely classics into our kids lives. But the best and most direct way to bring a story to life is to read books with your kids.

Now, I’ll admit that it’s been a while since I’ve actually had time to sit down and read a story to a child. I don’t have any children of my own, but I’m lucky to work in an environment where I can “borrow” a few minutes with other people’s kids. However, after a lovely Saturday playing with everyone who visited us at the store, one little boy asked us to give him some English book recommendations. Everything I gave him, he would collect, and then we would sit down so I could read him the story.

At first, I was concerned: would he be able to understand my English? How about the English story? And he seemed to be fidgeting in his chair a lot…

But after a few stories, I relaxed enough to remember a few key things about reading to little kids.

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