Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Shopping?

If you still have gifts to buy for young children in your life, don’t forget to buy them books! And if people ask you what your own children need, tell them: books. No child can have too many books. As gifts, books are easy to wrap, inexpensive to ship, and can provide hours and hours of joy.


  1. My Daughter loves to read.Hello! I am following you from

  2. We always ask for books. They're the perfect gift, in my opinion. My girls love to read!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  3. I am giving several books as gifts this year. I love to read! One of my favorite past times.

    Thanks for the honest opinion...:) We have gone round and round with that and the consensus was that it was correct either way...hmmm, might have to get that changed if you say it's wrong! lol!

  4. that is exactly what I told my family members. Buy my daughter lots and lots of books she is really interested in reading

  5. So interesting that books don't naturally come up as a first and obvious choice with all the other competing gift options. But I am so glad you all are promoting reading this holiday season!

  6. That's what I asked for with my 7 month old! Never too early to start!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am returning the follow.

  7. Books totally get forgotten for Christmas, they're the perfect gift! I'm a new follower, I'd love for you to stop by & check out my blog sometime!

  8. Hi I'm following you from the bloghops! I'd love if you'd stop by to return the follow @

    Tania :)

  9. I came across your site through the teaching/homeschool section of Picketfence and thought I would share a creative writing site for kids (and adults) that I have just set up - come and see the "I Wonder Chronicles for literacy and creativity" - use the prompts and add to the wonder!

    more here:

  10. Books are great gifts to receive. I have never seen a child who was not happy to get a book :)


What I think . . .

There are all kinds of readers. Some—like my daughter and me—are never without a book to read for pleasure. Others—like my son—are careful, analytical, and curious readers who read primarily to seek information from the page.

No matter what kind of reader your child becomes, you can help him or her get started. After all, you are your child’s first teacher. And, best of all, you can have some fun in the process.

Please feel free to share your own ideas. Tell me about ways you've enjoyed reading with your child.

Madeline Boskey, Ph.D.