Read a Child a Book You Like...What’s Yours?

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Read a Child a Book You Like...What’s Yours?

Any holiday that has to do with reading is one where you can count me in. This day, from what I’ve read, is in honor of Kate Douglas Wiggin, a children’s author. One of her books was “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms.”


Reading is so important in our lives, and it all begins before we even make an entrance into the world. 


If nothing else, it can create a bond with the child that will last a long time. Children look forward to that time of day or night when you or some other parental figure sits down with them and opens the book to the first page. 


Their vocabulary helps their attention span and listening skills. In addition, reading to a young child can open the doors to new worlds and concepts. 

One of my favorites, besides most anything by Dr. Seuss, is “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Joffe Numeroff. 


What about you? What book would you choose to read to a child?

 There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Ray Bradbury

Comments (26)

Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

A fan favorite is The Monster At The End Of This Book.  I buy it for every baby shower I attend or for their first birthday.  Reading is so important. 

Sep 28, 2021 06:39 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - I have bought so many books for grandson Max.  His mom reads books to him that teach him lessons about dealing with people and animals and being kind and sharing.

Sep 28, 2021 06:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I must admit that I know nothing about books for children. We do not have children.

Sep 28, 2021 07:08 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You are preaching to the choir when it comes to the two of us.  We both have several books we are reading.  A

Sep 28, 2021 07:11 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib -  Thank you for reminding me what it is like to enjoy little ones for bedtime reading... Rick and I have watched our grandson one day a week and overnight since he was two.  I have a whole shelf of books to read to him and Tristan looks forward to reading before bed.  We also drive to Flagstaff to visit Barnes and Noble with him so he can pick out books.  There is nothing I enjoy more.

Sep 28, 2021 08:08 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


It would be hard to choose which book to read.

We read to the grandkids alot, as we did our own daughters. There are so many great books out there. The grandkids love going to the library.


Sep 28, 2021 10:48 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy my wife reads a book to my granddaughter every week when we FaceTime.  What is even better is she reads a book to us as well.

Sep 28, 2021 01:30 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Reading too kids and with kids is such a fun thing to do - it's good for everyone!  When the kids were little I used to 'play' the characters in the book and sure enough, pretty soon they'd want to take part. Such fun memories!!  Make me smile just thinking about it Kathy!!

Sep 28, 2021 03:07 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, it has been quite a while since I have read a children's book, but was reading James Patterson on vacation.

Sep 28, 2021 03:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker I wonder if Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms is read by children anymore??

Wayne Martin it is one of the best gifts you could give a child. 

Brian England that would be a fun thing to do!!!! 

Sep 28, 2021 06:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ed Silva I got to read to our Grands when we visited them in Omaha when they were babies. Now I Facetime with the youngest (15) and we talk football!!!

Kat Palmiotti it was fun reading to our grandchildren because there were books I was not familiar with. 

Sep 28, 2021 06:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog it is critical!!!

Norma J. Elkins   Good idea...I have a few baby gifts to buy. 


Sep 28, 2021 06:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Grant Schneider I love that Max is getting an early start to loving books!!! 

Roy Kelley I don't have children of my own but have them in my life and love it. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel   When we used to go to the library in FL, I loved seeing children in there picking out books to read. 




Sep 28, 2021 06:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® when I used to have my friend's daughters over, we'd go to dinner and then to the bookstore where they'd pick out books. I loved it. 

Jeff Dowler, CRS I'm so glad that you do!!  There really are some good books out there for children and I enjoy reading them too just to see what they're teaching our children. 

Sep 28, 2021 06:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

George Souto what a perfect use of Facetime!!!!!  Love it. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker I know! It brings a smile to my face anytime that I see a child reading a book. 

Sep 28, 2021 06:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joan Cox I have two books going now and need to devote some time to them this weekend. 

Sep 28, 2021 06:21 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - instilling a love of reading to children can inspire a lifetime of learning.   And exploring.  Plus discovering.   

Sep 29, 2021 10:53 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love reading to the grands. Good Night Moon was always a favorite. But my favorite, and the kids' favorites are the That's Not My... series of toddler books. That's Not My Dinosaur, That's Not My Mermaid, That's Not My Car...and there are 63 more. We have maybe a dozen or so. 

Sep 29, 2021 11:27 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I always loved the "Dick and Jane" books.

Sep 30, 2021 07:23 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Ah yes, I remember being 4 years old and my grandma read me a book about cowboy Bob. That was how I learned to read

Oct 01, 2021 09:35 PM