Saturday, 25 May 2013

I Will Always Remember (Reading To Children @ Laterna)

I will always remember what I was doing today.
I will always remember who I was with and what I was doing.
I will always remember and when I do, I will be so thankful.
If ever I felt like I was where I was born to be it was today, sitting in the middle of all those young children sharing with them the wonders and wisdom you can find on the pages of a book!

Children are truly like sponges. They soak up information so eagerly. This was my first time reading to children other than my own. And t'was for sure the best way to spend the day before my birthday! And I thank Laterna, from the bottom of my heart, for inviting me to its special Children's Day Book Reading. I had so much fun and my prayer is that the kids did too and that more importantly, they went home with nuggets of wisdom that will stay with them as they grow up.

But you know what? If you have children aged 4 to 12 years old, you can bring this experience home to them yourself. All you have to do is go get these truly wonderful books: The Boy Who Changed The World that teaches kids how the little things they do today can make a difference and change the world forever and Oh! The Places You'll Go!, a book I have always loved being a huge fan of Dr. Seuss. You will not believe the life lessons you can teach kids using this book! It is choc full of wisdom about life and the children at the Reading won tons of prizes digging them up for me! 

I honestly recommend both books to all well-meaning parents out there. Just pop over to Laterna and buy your copies  for your 'future scientists, professors and world leaders' to prepare them for the 'oh so wonderful places they will be going in life!'

Can I just commend all the moms and dads who took out time to bring their kids for this event? It takes a special kind of parent, if you ask me, to take out time on a Saturday to invest into the lives of their children in this way. These book readings will go a long way towards instilling in our children that love for reading that many of us had when we were kids and still have till this day.

To God be all the glory!


P. S. Shout out to Theresa Ameh and Ogechi Adeola, my sistafriends who write for children too. What would be awesome is for your books to be featured at these readings too o! I suggest you hook up with Laterna and make this happen. I am just saying o!







2 comments:

  1. ****Mufasa Said27 May 2013 at 05:23

    My baby is less than a year and has over 20 books i plan to read with him as he grows. notwithstanding, il def get these two books for my rock star darling!.

    Thanx a whole lot Ma.

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  2. @Mufasa: Studies show that you can evens start reading to him now. I remember my last born son. I used to sing one of my fav worship songs Oyigi oooo, Alabari eda aaaa, alakoso orun un..., enyin ma lo lo go ju lo) to him as I changed his pampers when he was about 6 to 7 months. By the time he was 9 months or so, whenever I sang one verse, he could 'gurgle' the next verse. No words but you knew what he was 'humming'along with me...I was in awe and I same thing goes for reading......

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