Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Another Generation of Readers

One thing we have in this house is books. If my husband had his way the wall space over the windows would be lined with bookshelves and the pictures taken off the walls and replaced with bookshelves. I've vetoes all those proposals. It's enough that we have floor to ceiling bookshelves on two (the longer two) walls of the den and lots and lots more in the livingroom.

I, too, love to read, but I don't collect or perish the thought buy books.  Our daughters love to read, and our sons, even with their various dyslexia and dysgraphia have found their ways to the written word. So we'd been waiting to see how the next generation would take to books. 

B"H, thank G-d, the eldest granddaughter began to read chapter books as soon as she could read fluently in the first grade.  Now towards the end of the second grade nothing holds her back.  Yesterday my kids searched the attic for treasures, their childhood library and within minutes of bringing the box down she was reading a very serious children's book for kids older than her age.

It's always good precedent when the first-born is a reader, and thank G-d that's what we have here.

3 comments:

Risa said...

Lotsa Nachess!

Ariella said...

Another reason to look forward to having grandchildren!

Batya said...

Risa, thanks
Ariella, They're like surprise gifts. You don't know what will be.