A Gift For Life To every mother and father, and gran and grandpa, too. Here’s an important message that’s meant just for you. If you want the child in your life to get ahead. You need to expand his mind. You need to feed what’s in his head. Read aloud to your child every day of your life. Read stories about anything, even those that are fantastic and wild. You’ll build his vocabulary. Help him to think. He’ll be able to visualise and become very wise. As readers are leaders, help him become one, too. Let him learn of this. Let him learn of that. Start reading him a story. Begin right now. Go adventuring. Go exploring. One word at a time. Whether it’s prose, or whether it’s rhyme, you’ll give him a gift for a lifetime. PS. I didn’t mean to offend.
I truly did not. Don’t think of me as a beast as this doesn’t come least: If your child is a girl, of course you’ll read just as much to her, too. © Andrew Pender-Smith