Think back to when you were a kid. (When I was a kid I had to heat up my Chef Boyardee on the stove top and when I needed to call someone I had to stand in one place.) Well, more specifically think about what your favorite book was as a young child.
My favorite book as a kid was Old Hat New Hat by Stan & Jan Barenstain. My brother and I used to read that book over and over again. We read it so many times and knew it so well that we used to have contests to see who could read it the fastest. Those challenges were really hilarious! You would be amazed at how fast we could breeze through that book. When I think back to that time it always brings a smile to my face.
So, do you remember what your favorite book was? Good! Now go on and find that book so you can experience it with your child.
But wait, there’s more! As a way to preserve this precious time you could video record yourself and/or your child reading this book aloud. That would be something I’m sure both you and your child would treasure.
Also, consider audio recording this event so that your child could play it back whenever he/she likes. If you have a camera handy, snap a picture of your trip down memory lane as well.
I hope that now you are inspired to resurrect your old favorites. You also might find that this introduces your child to a new favorite as well.
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