The Reading Mother
November 29, 2011
The Reading Mother

Recently you talked about how parents want printed books for their children instead of ebooks and the value of reading to children.  I recently won a full scholarship to return to college and complete my degree. One of the essay questions asked "What do you consider to be your 'Major accomplishments'"? I responded I have raised my children (now ages 21 and 24) to be readers. They read not just for schoolwork or general information, but for pleasure.

I also included the last verses of poet Strickland Gillian's "The Reading Mother" which I read many years ago (pre-motherhood) and have never forgotten.

"You may have tangible wealth untold,
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be
I had a mother who read to me."


Posted by Staff at 2:29 PM