Yippee!!!! I did it! I finished another book! And it’s not even the end of March yet! 😛
I was talking to one of my sisters a while ago and she mentioned this book she was reading – Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt. She was loving it, so the next time I saw her, she let me borrow it. Let me tell ya, this is a great book! This book is specifically geared towards parents who have children in their home, but is also helpful if you are a grandparent/caregiver and have a lot of contact with the same children on a daily basis.
In my last book review on Don’t Make Me Count to Three, I gave you some of my favorite quotations. Since this is my sister’s book, I really didn’t want to mark it up (heehee), so I don’t have as many excerpts for you. However, I did note a few things of interest that will give you an idea of what lies inside this book. Here are some chapter titles to pique your curiosity:
3 – What Makes a Good Book?
4 – Fantast and Realism
5 – Poetry
6 – The Pleasure of a Shared Adventure
8 – Who Influences Your Children
9 – Making Decisions about Books
The second part of the book is an annotated list of books for ages 0-14. This is why you may want to buy this book – it’s not the type of material you read, learn from, and move on with your life. This is more like a reference book – there are book lists for ages 0-3, 4-8, 9-12, and 12-14. Hunt also includes a book list for special occasions (grieving and loss, Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving).
And last, from page 36, “Ten Ways to Raise a Nonreader:”
- ” Have the television on at all times. Make sure you put a television set and a computer in every room. (Don’t forget the kitchen!)
- Keep the place neat – no books or literary magazines in sight.
- Never let your children see you read a book.
- Never take your kids to the library.
- Never read stories aloud past age two.
- Never talk about ideas while eating meals.
- Keep the lights down low. Buy only 40-watt lightbulbs.
- Schedule your children for every activity you can think of so they won’t be bored.
- Never play any table games together.
- Absolutely no reading in bed or good lamps to make it east to do.”
Would you like to know how to raise a reader? Hunt offers 10 ideas on page 37. But I can’t tell you everything about the book, can I? 😉 Then why would you want to get it for yourself and your family? (sneaky…)
You can take a sneak peek inside the book here. And if you want to order it, you can currently (as I type this) get it for $10.39 at amazon. And while I love amazon and order a lot of things from them (especially diapers & wipes), I don’t get any profit from you clicking on those links up there. 😉 Those are strictly for your ease and convenience. See, aren’t I nice? 😉