I think we can all agree that there’s nothing quite like the laughter of children. The joyous sound brings so much genuine warmth, and lightens one’s heart. The laughter might also be contagious, and suddenly you find yourself giggling right along with them. It’s a wonderful phenomenon!
There’s also nothing quite like hearing your child read.
I’m an avid reader. Books have always been important in my life. So it’s no surprise that I absolutely love hearing my children read. My son is in Kindergarten, so his reading is still a bit choppy. But oh, what a thrilling thing it is to hear him sound out the letters and words, creating sentences! My heart just about bursts with pride! My daughter is 10 years old, and her reading is so expressive. She aces the characters’ voices each time and brings so much life to the words. I have a video of her “reading” the board book Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed when she was around 3 years old (she was reciting the story from memory), and it’s absolutely precious.
Hearing my children read out loud is beautiful, but I’m also grateful for the golden silence in the backseat of the car, as we drive home after going to the library to pick up some books. My children are immersed in the world of words, happily lost in their imagination and the pages of their books. The quiet on the way home is the mark of another successful trip to the library. I thank God for the treasured gift of books, for my kids’ interest in them, and for their ever-growing love of reading.
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