Saturday, May 17, 2008

Blog Holiday

I am beginning a new weekly series focusing on a parenting related current obscure holiday (or awareness day/week). This inaugural post recognizes 'Children's Book Week' which began on May 12th and will end on Sunday the 18th.

Mrs. LIAYF and I have read to Lukas almost since he was born. Thanks to many kind friends and family, as well as numerous trips to book stores both new and used, we have started a nice collection of children's literature for our son. Luke loves story time and thumbing through picture books. He especially likes our bedtime routine where we all read 'Baby Signs' books together. Some of his favorite children's books include the classics such as Good Night Moon, Guess How Much I Love You and Jamberry. He also likes the 'tastefully' illustrated Fruit! In an early attempt to reinforce our desire to make Lukas a reader as soon as he is able, we even got him his first Library card when he was 3 1/2 months old!! Seattle is one of those wonderful cities with great libraries and a great policy for kids - no late fees for children's books!

An important part of this series will be to link to a blog which is based on or related to the holiday I am posting about. Today, the link goes out to 'The PlanetEsme Plan', a blog dedicated to getting people interested in children's literature.

Check it out, and don't forget to read a story with your kids tonight!

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