Friday, December 18, 2015

Brilliant Toddler Book

Vivy and I were recently at the library and she brought me a little board book that she found on the shelf. I opened it up and read it to her and was struck by how brilliant this book is.

Me and My Day by Liesbet Slegers

The words and pictures in this book are so simple, but they cover parts of the day that a toddler will easily recognize. Eating. Bathing. The high chair. A bottle.

She was SO interested! Each page in the book talks about something that a toddler can relate to, so they are immediately engaged.

Such a simple yet brilliant concept for engaging a very small child in a reading experience. I love reading this to her!

I highly recommend this relatable and appealing book for all those toddlers out there.

Happy reading!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

'Tis Christmastime

Good morning! Today, Vivian is sick, so we are holing up inside with lots of Christmas DVDs and schnuggling.

I'm excited to finally begin this blog that I have been dreaming of for a long time. To start, I wanted to share a lovely poem that I found today in a book of poetry that I was gifted from my late uncle. Perfect for this lovely season!

Christmas Everywhere
by Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)

Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!
Christmas in lands of the fir-tree and pine,
Christmas in lands of the palm tree and vine,
Christmas where snow peaks stand solemn and white,
Christmas where cornfields stand sunny and bright.
Christmas where children are hopeful and gay,
Christmas where old men are patient and gray,
Christmas where peace, like a dove in his flight,
Broods o'er brave men in the thick of the fight;
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!

For the Christ-child who comes is the Master of all;
No palace too great; no cottage too small.

Merry Christmas!