Wordless Wednesday: special time together

The boy-child with his grandfather. Fortunate to live in a family in which everyone loves books. Photo: Su Leslie, 2000

The boy-child with his grandfather. Fortunate to live in a family in which everyone loves books. Photo: Su Leslie, 2000

Wordless Wednesday: babies love books

Books have always been part of the boy-child's life. His father was reading The House at Pooh Corner to him while we were still in the maternity ward.

Books have always been part of the boy-child’s life. His father was reading The House at Pooh Corner to him while we were still in the maternity ward.

We discovered very early on that sharing a book with him - just holding it, reading the story and talking about the pictures would engage him.

We discovered very early on that sharing a book with him – even just holding it and talking about the pictures – was enough to engage him.

An epiphany at about five months; we handed him a book upside down and he turned it around.

An epiphany at about five months; we handed him a book upside down and he turned it right way up.

Early favourites; The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Buzzy Bee counting book, Ten Little Rabbits and appropriately enough, The Baby Who Wouldn't Go to Bed!

Early favourites; The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Buzzy Bee counting book, Duck is Dirty, Ten Little Rabbits and appropriately enough, The Baby Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed!

Adding a new dimension to the term "devouring a book."

Adding a new dimension to the term “devouring a book.”

Not much has changed really.

Not much has changed really.