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  • michelle.filepp

    When is Take Your Child to a Library Day?

    • Jenny Milchman

      Excellent idea, Michelle, which someone floated the very first year of TYCBD! I would love someone to get behind a TYCLD, and could provide a lot of startup info. In case no one is up to it, however, international bestselling author, Karin Slaughter, is a huge supporter of libraries, so I do think efforts are being made in that arena :)

  • Liz Dwyer

    We haunt bookstores regularly but my sons are SO excited to head out to our local bookstore because of this day. Thanks for creating--and sharing--this.

    • Jenny Milchman

      Liz, I hop you and your sons had a great time yesterday! I am so grateful that you heard about the Day!

  • Vast Shadow

    Books are stupid.
    Rather it is my attention span that keeps me from reading or just there is million funner things to do... Reading has always been a chore. I didn't get intelligent from reading. My grammar didn't have a clarity form to it from reading... Now that I think about it, I spent a great amount of time in my life explaining what I was evenly saying -- Just because I have an accent or speech impediment... My teachers said I had an accent and everyone else assumed I was not from Texas. So as I got older, I still hated books... I knew what confused people look like. But I could explain something so simple that a retard or a 6yr old could understand it.

    Books do not give an intellectual capacity.
    Some people read things wrong... The whole aspect of `lost in translation accommodates of how some people misinterpret things. There is evenly books that exploit that -- Mainly religion. If you look at book of Mormon or Bible... The way they are written is set to confuse you and have a indecisive conception placed inside your mind. Simply meaning, the bible and mormon book make ideas for you. Having that subliminal brainwashing of you reading a passage all for the brain to interpret words conceptually as cognitive thought. Words like Thy are subliminally crrected in the brain to mean "I" or "My" . The book of moron uses more direct approach and instead of using those words you readjust without knowing(as you just did for the word "corrected" and "moron"). mormon book will actually say "I", "me", and "my" in topic idea so you perceive into yourself.
    In all its a bunch of jargon that fools the mind and plays tricks on you by reading. Maybe thats what Davinci code was all about?....

    When I first read the bible, I was 10yrs old. I thought it was written by an idiot, it made no sense and its all gibberish... But as I got older I saw what titillated people so much... The literature is set to fool you. An with that in mind... Go look at it again -- see if you can see it in that light, now. Then just think back to that era of them telling people the world was flat to Columbus!

    Reading is such a chore... A series word to inspire conceptual meaning and paragraphs to deduce topic-idea. Egypt had the right idea... Pictures! People are going to misunderstand the message anyway, so why not just make some pictures??

    Either way, reading wont create a genius... But if you want to get your little ones to read. They need inspiration... Find a topic they fancy and then show them a book about it. If they like Nintendo -- Show them a book about electronics.
    Shouldn't ever force a kid to do anything... Freedom is what allows the mind to grow and restraint creates rebels that will only look for a way to do what they want.

    I like books with pictures.

  • Hillary Newman

    Books were a big part of my childhood. I have these vivid memories of my Dad reading aloud to my twin brother and I before bedtime.

    What are your favorite childhood books?

    • Jenny Milchman

      Hi Hillary! I love hearing about parents reading to kids because those memories are so special to me, too. I would say my favorite childhood books include The Secret Garden, Heidi--a lot of old-fashioned tales. Little House, All of a Kind Family, Betsy Tacy. How about you? Thanks for reading and commenting!

      • Hillary Newman

        I loved Secret Garden! I also loved Goodnight Moon, A Wrinkle in Time, The Giving Tree, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and the list goes on!

        • Jack Lyon

          Oh man -- I loved A Wrinkle In Time when I was a kid!

        • Jenny Milchman

          Oh, Madeleine L' very, very fave...