This just in from GrowingYourBaby:
Study: Kids Want More Stories at Bedtime
New research shows that almost two thirds of children want their parents to read to them more often.
While I question some of the statistics uncovered by Disney/Cars Storyteller’s Collection, the premise seems to be so obvious at first. Of course children want their parents to read to them. Of course they want more stories. But then, I have to remember that I'm trained as a children's librarian and am the daughter of a children's librarian. I'm thinking from a position of privilege:
You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be --
I had a mother who read to me.
-- Strickland Gillilan (1869-1954)
Add "father", "aunties", "uncles" and more benevolent grownups, and that poem pretty much sums it up for me.
Make of this article what you will. Spread the good news.
Thanks to Mama Lisa's World for the link.