Our world is a tough place to grow up. It always has been and always will be. Childhood is fleeting and passes in the blinking of an eye. If parents aren’t careful, they’ll be empty-nesters with empty memories. One of the easiest ways to build a trove of beautiful memories with your children is to read books to them. In addition to creating memories, you’ll also be building valuable learning.
Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to his friend, John Adams, “I cannot live without books.” When Jefferson drew up the designs for his Monticello mansion, he was careful to include a room for his book collection. The room was not to be referred to as the “library.” According to Jefferson, a library is what you call a collection of books, not the room where they are housed. Therefore, the.