These two little people, aged 9 months and 7 months, are sharing a book. Both looking at it correctly and turning pages. And yet, they are only babies. This pic was taken over two years ago and these little boys have both recently turned three. Neither has ever torn a book or treated one disrespectfully and both love to have stories read to them. It won't be long before they are reading. It's never too early to start children with books. And children who are brought up with books - and are read to - usually have a burning desire to read by themselves and usually achieve such a feat quickly. It's easy!
In my capacity as a eulogist I have occasion to go into many private homes. It astounds me (though I would never be rude anough to comment) that so many houses are devoid of books. No books, No bookshelves. So, I have come to the conclusion that there are "book people "and "non-book people". I think I'm a book person.
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