I can definitely say that my Mamá was my gateway to reading. When she discovered I loved to read, she would bring home National Geographic’s & used books from the homes of the people she’d clean houses for. As I got older she would also read with me. We were hardcore Harry Potter fans & I even remember her wanting to camp out to be one of the first readers to get their hands on the latest HP book. Though we’ve had moments during my life in which we struggled to get along- we always found a way to love each other.. . I could talk for days about my Mamá, about us & our time together but I realize that I rarely talk about my Pops. To call our relationship “complex” would be a cop-out but honestly, I am not sure exactly how to describe it. He’s the hardest working person I know & perhaps that’s about as much as I know about him. Our relationship tilts in and out like waves. With hopeful moments of connection & later crashing waves of deep distance. During one of those moments of connection, I found out he too is a reader. These are two books he has often recommended to me. He has also recommended I read HERMANN HESSE, who now happens to be one of my favorite authors. Though we might struggle to get to know each other at least we share reading & (hopefully) time to someday figure out our relationship.. . Love to those still working on building a relationship with your Father & those with absent ones that have never tried & those somewhere in between.
Happy Father’s Day! To all the dads out there who have shared their love of reading with their little ones- that time spent reading pays off tenfold! “Study shows kids benefit more when Dad reads to them at bedtime” Link to Babble article in comments. #litleagueboxes#raisingreaders#fathersday#dadsofinstagram
Happy Father's Day to all of you heroes. You're leaving a legacy of faith and learning for your children that is irreplaceable. Thank you for your dedication to your children's education and Christian upbringing. I want dads to be as on-board with providing a Christian homeschooling education as mom is, because when dad buys into it, everyone buys into it. That's why dads attend each of my seminars FREE with one paid registration. Bring your husbands to my Oklahoma City seminar on June 29! Prices increase Thursday. https://www.carolejoyseid.com/upcoming-seminars
‘So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: you are not alone.’ - Roald Dahl, ‘Matilda’ I’ve just read that there’s been an increase in the number of independent bookshops starting up in the UK for a second year in a row. They’re making a small comeback. Yes! . The Atlantis Bookshop on Museum Street in Bloomsbury is London’s oldest occult bookshop. It looks so inviting and I would have gone in except it was evening its doors had just closed. These are doors through which the great poet and occultist WB Yeats regularly walked! Doors that have opened for nearly 100 years. Bravo! #bookish#bookstagram#independentbookshop#bookshops#traveldeeper#bloomsbury#lovelondonlife#explorelondon#booklover#bookshelf#readingmatters#roalddahlbooks
He ain’t heavy, he’s my father! Happy #fathersday and huge thanks for all the care and love fathers continually emanate. To celebrate fathers and all the crazy wild adventures taken together, #michaelrosen ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ is up next. This award-winning children classic never stops oozing its pages of fun. A daring feat like a bear hunt is what most would only attempt with their dads with no weapons nor suitable wearables. . . In this repetitive fable chanting story, the reader is taken along on a family’s day out. This is no ordinary day out mind you. A father and his children embark on a bear hunt. Tracking through the greenlands, crossing a river, and braving through a snowstorm are only a few of the obstacles they’ve had to encounter (each with their own sounds) in order to make it to the bear’s cave. . . Now, upon arrival at the cave where the bear was hibernating, dad and kids could sense danger, promptly changed their minds about going further and rushed back through all the obstacles to the safety of being under the bed sheet covers. All the jolly journeys were captured in colours with black and white images by #helenoxenbury. Daring fun never stops with fathers even as they age and ache. Hurray to all fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers and all male guardians ❤️ lighting up lives everywhere. . . #mebooksasia#instillingvaluesbeyondpages#raisingreaders#bookswelove#readingmatters#kidbookstagram#bookloversunite#picturebook#kidlit#weregoingonabearhunt#michaelrosen#helenoxenbury#childhoodmemories#storyofchildhood#fathersday#walkerbooks
I saw this information on a fellow momma post and had to share! I looked up the study for myself to see if it was true! (I think we should always do that when people say "research says")... and 500 is the number of books that makes all the difference! . What do I mean? This study shows that parents' education level is not what determines children's education levels... no it's the amount of books in the home! . Having access to 500 books or more means the child is more likely to complete 3.2 years of high education than those with less books. 😳 I know! . This study was done over 20 years in 27 different countries and the results concluded this! . Having access to books is a crucial part of child development! If your budget doesn't allow buying many books, even using the library will help! Or we can always get you free books (ask me how!). . Here's to empowering little readers!! . Tell me, what is your home library like? What are yours, or your kids', favorite books to read? #homelibrary#kidswhoread#readingmatters#knowledgeispower#momswhoread#ubam#usbornebooks
☝🏼Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow📚 . 📝Written by Yuval Noah Harari, a PhD in history from Oxford and currently a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 👨🏫 . 📚Homo Deus is the second out of three books written by Mr. Harari. 👌🏼 . 👀Whereas the the first book captured the historical timeline of humankind as we evolved from homo erectus to homo sapiens over a span of 200,000 years, Homo Deus projects the future of mankind as we continue to evolve as the most dominant species on the planet.⏳ . 💫 According to Harari, Man has spent the past ten millennia or so, trying to overcome three of our biggest challenges in famine, war and disease. Even though there's still much to be desired, we've come along way in addressing them; food is more readily available now than it was for our forager ancestors, fewer people die in wars and life expectancy has also significantly increased as a result of advancements in medical science. . Moving on, man's increasing focus will be towards addressing the seemingly impossible in achieving immortality and playing god, by creating life and evolving man in to a superior species of human through bio-tech and engineering. Though this might sound promising, as man evolves to a superior version of himself, the future seems bleak as the disparity in society will move beyond monetary factors, as the rich and powerful will evolve into superhumans with superior intelligence and abilities, forming a new dimension of world order. . 👀Despite seeming omenous, the book does provides an interesting perspective on what is to come and the future of our kind. 🤞🏻 . . . . . #booklovers#homodeus#yuvalnoahharari#historyoftomorrow#readingiscool#readingaddict#readingforfun#readingtogether#readingcommunity#instareading#readingmatters#feedyourmind#booksofinstagram#bookgram#bookworm#habits#mindyourhabits
👨🏾A father's dreams for his child is always present, even if his presence is is not. 👨🏾 A young boy looks forward to his Papa, "Knock Knocking", on his bedroom door each morning to wake him, he then jumps into his arms and waits for his Papa to say, "I love you." But one morning the boy wakes to silence...no Knock Knock. 👨🏾 "He never comes to help me get ready for school...to cook my favorite scrambled eggs...to help me with my homework after school." Feeling lost, the young boy writes to his Papa telling him how much he misses him and the many things he still needs to learn from him, like how to shave, drive a car, and dribble a ball. Months pass and still no Knock Knock, but one afternoon there is a letter... 👨🏾 "I am sorry I will not be coming home...No longer will I be there to knock on your door, so you must learn to knock for youself...KNOCK KNOCK down the doors that I could not...for as long as you become your best, the best of me still lives in you." 👨🏾 Knock Knock is a very emotional, touching and personal story for the author, Daniel Beaty. At the tender age of three his father was incarcerated, leaving him traumatized and left with a void created by his father's absence in his life that he did not know how to fill. Beaty wrote this beautiful story for young children experiencing the absence or loss of a father as a means for them to address and express the pain they may be feeling, and also as a beacon of hope and inspiration for their lives. 👨🏾 Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me (2013) 🖋Daniel Beaty 🎨Bryan Collier @littlebrown 📚 👨🏾 #booksforkids#childrensbooks#childrensliterature#kidsbooks#kidsliterature#kidslit#kidsbookstagram#picturebooks#earlyliteracy#literacymatters#diversebooksforkids#representationmatters#readtolearn#readingmatters#readwithyourkids#danielbeaty#bryancollier#knockknockmydadsdreamforme#littlebrownandcompany#fathersday#fathersdaybook#blackfathers