February 26, 2011

Simple Pleasure Saturday

What do we do with ourselves since we're trying to spend less time watching TV and using the computer, you ask? Well, one of the main things we do is curl up with our favorite beverage and a book. I just heard some of you say, "My kid will never sit quietly and read". To that I say, give it a try. Yes, it may only last a few minutes the first time, but I think most kids still yearn to use their imaginations and a book is the perfect avenue for fostering that. There's no imagination needed to watch TV or play a video game, but when you read, all the details are up to you. You get to decide what people look like or sound like. You get to decide what the weather is like and where a house is placed. There are so many places to get books inexpensively (the library, PaperbackSwap.com) that you never have to worry about wasting money if you don't enjoy the book you pick.

Give it a try. You might discover that reading is your simple pleasure.

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Celtic Cat said...

I think it is a great idea!

Celtic Cat said...

I love reading and agree to getting children to try reading!

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