Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cultivating A Love For Books - A Nana's Privilege

I love reading to my grandchildren, and thankfully I can still do this. Skype and Google+ Hangouts provide a perfect way to read aloud to all of them.

What do I read?

My three oldest granddaughters are enjoying a series of books called The Doll People. We are on the third one and were very sad that this was the last one. Until.....I discovered the author has written another book. They are full of imagination, great life lessons, laughter and suspense. In fact my granddaughters beg me, "just one more chapter, Nana!" My only regret is that with our busy schedules we don't get to do this as often as I'd like.

If you're interested in this series, I've provided the links below:

The Doll People
The Meanest Doll In The World
The Runaway Dolls
The Doll People Set Sail

My three year old granddaughter recently joined the fray when she called and said, "Nana, can you read me a book?" Of course, I obliged. I asked her which book she wanted me to read, and I was surprised to discover she knew exactly the book she wanted! It was one I read to her the last time we were together. Amazingly she remembered the title from when she was here in May. Ah! Never underestimate the impact we make on our grandchildren when they come for a visit. She clung to that memory, and it was the book she wanted to read when I had the time. I'm happy to report I read to her yesterday. Imagine my thrill when her younger sister was right there listening to "Nama" (as she likes to call me) read a story.

What books have you read to your faraway grandchildren? 

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