a brave new world

Studies show that reading aloud is perhaps the most important thing that parents can do for their children. It establishes a bond between parent and child, indirectly teaches even a newborn the fundamentals of reading, and lays the groundwork for a lifetime love of reading and education. Reading also builds a child’s vocabulary, stimulates his or her imagination, and improves communication skills. In fact, studies show that simply reading together is not just as good, but superior to educational videos such as Baby Einstein. Even the almighty Sesame street is simply not as good.   

the enemy.

the enemy.

But what’s the point of all of this information?

My son, Colin James Robinson, was born on Monday November 17th, 2008.  

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Among the many things I want to pass on to him (faith, love, hope, etc.), I want to establish a love for reading and learning. So it is my goal to read aloud to my son at least 5,000 stories before the age of 5. This averages to about 3 individual readings (books, chapters, stories) a day. First a few ground rules:

1.) Repeats are allowed (especially if Colin develops a penchant for a specific story or author)

2.) While children’s stories will dominate this blog, I reserve the right to include readings from the classics (Melville, Fitzgerald, Salinger, etc.) as well as poetry and even stories from the Bible.

3.) Tyler is the boss.

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Published in: on November 25, 2008 at 5:45 am  Leave a Comment  

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