by: Karen Mains
We have friends who have four daughters—all grown. The mother was an early childhood education specialist and the father a doctor. After dinner, it was the responsibility of the daughters to clean up the dishes and the kitchen—BUT this task was made enjoyable because Daddy read books to them while they worked. Absolute genius!
Instead of watching television together, substitute the exploration of the wonderful imaginative literature that exists in the world.
One mother wrote me recently, “So glad you’re re-illustrating and reprinting these wonderful books. I have fond memories of my husband reading to our girls, with all three of them often in tears. Our daughters grew up to love the Tales and the King.”
I think reading allows the imagination to develop in another way than watching film does—where nothing, really almost nothing—is left to the imagination. Telling stories at the dinner table, at bed time, reading together, not only creates warm memories, it enhances family bonding, stimulates the creative inner life, and is a GREAT way to get the dishes done and the kitchen cleaned!
>> Enjoy this NEW LINK we published online of David reading Chapter 9 – Two Noisy Knights <<
We still need assistance to reach our goal though, as here is our present status:
$16,091 pledged = 72% funded by 73 backers with 14 days left to raise the balance of $6,384.
IF we don’t reach our GOAL of $22,500 we receive NOTHING. That’s scary, so THANK YOU in advance for sharing our page and story with those you know, to help us get to fully funded status within the next 14 days.
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