Every day, I make an effort to read to him. He loves the pictures. He's fascinated by the words on the page. As I read along, I see his energy change during the story. I see his smile and hear him laugh during the funny parts. He gets it. Books have created a bridge.
I've discovered his favorites (mostly Dr. Seuss), and some of his most loved topics/subjects. I can't wait to read more with him. It is something I look forward to each day as I drive to work. I do not know what the day has in store for me, but I can guarantee it will include books, some giggles, and a connection that would've never happened without that bound collection of written perfection...a book!
Happy World Read Aloud Day!