Thursday, 13 January 2011

... twowit, twowoo said the wise old owl ...


Reading aloud to children, from an early age, is a fun thing to do, and creates a bond of emotion and involvement that lasts their whole life through.


My grand-daughter, Alannah, is about 5 1/2 months. Her mother, Kirsten, first read to her when she was three days old. She read her a little Golden Book, 'Baby's Birthday', which was her own very first book. I gifted it to Kirsten on her 30th birthday in 2009.

Alannah already has 35 books on her shelf, some in French which I picked up in Paris last September.

19 comments:

lewi14 said...

Simply CUTE! What lovely shots. Great.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, Julie.
You have a beautiful daughter and granddaughter.
I firmly believe in reading to children. My youngest niece and nephew are 9 and 7 now but they still want me to read to them when I'm visiting. Their parents (my young brother and his wife) read to them every night, unless their grandma or their Auntie Kay is there.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Woody said...

I love Alannah's expressions and kudos to Kirsten for reading to her at such a young age.

TheChieftess said...

Alannah is a very lucky little girl!!!

Luis Gomez said...

These are gorgeous Julie. Beautiful shots of your daughter and granddaughter. Thanks for sharing these.

biebkriebels said...

As a retired librarian I am always delighted to see children read. To read a book with a child is so much fun for yourself and the child. You can see your granddaughter's interest in the story. Lovely picture.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The rain puddle what an apt story for right now. I love the concentration on the little ones face and the relaxed embrace of Mum

JM said...

Wonderful portraits! I especially like the one in the middle.

Julie said...

Jose, that is the one my daughter chose to go on her Flickr.

Ann said...

Appropriate book. One can never have too many books, or start too young.

bfarr said...

That first shot is just precious. She is adorable.

Bergson said...

what complicity: is happiness

Peter said...

Alors! Parlais vous Francais.

Mark Bellamy said...

Lovely shots Julie, inspiring!

diane b said...

Gorgeous photos. I agree wholeheartedly. Does she try to chew them like Fox does.

Gunn said...

These pictures will always bring back some very nice feelings!:) Lovely!

Jack said...

Wonderful especially the first shot. My wife and I read continually to our children. I think we had lofty goals of speeding and deepening their acquisition of reading skills, but maybe it was just the pleasure of holding the warm little kids and sharing some pleasant time with them.

Jilly said...

What glorious photos of a beautiful mother and baby. How proud you must be! You are so right, what a gift we give our children if we read to them from a very early age.

brainella said...

Gorgeous. She's darling...and I LOVE that you give books as gifts. No one ever thinks of it; that's why I do. My son has an amazing collection of books and we read all the time. Think my being a librarian influences that? :)