Last week in Dallas, I had the pleasure of accompanying my “daughter” and first grandson to the local library for “Baby Time”. At 4-months, you might expect him to be unaware of anything beyond his immediate surroundings. However, in observing B. from the perspective of my long career in Early Childhood and Speech Pathology, I was elated, to see him attending to every book read aloud to the children and to every puppet, responding with smiles and squeals. Following the story time, I took B. to the children’s section of the library, picked out a wonderful, interactive board book called “Woof-Woof”, and read it two times to him. Once again, he was quite attentive! While we were reading, B.’s mother was at the desk, obtaining B.’s first library card. As you can see from this picture, he is very aware of the significance of his “ticket to the world of knowledge”!
PARENTS: FIND YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY, and READ WITH YOUR CHILD EVERY DAY!!!
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!