I’m sick that I need to write this, however I must speak out. For those of you with children in public schools, this content is all true. And for parents not aware of the depth and breadth of the gay agenda, please read on. I trust you care deeply about children, their hearts, their minds, and the future of this country….
Audiobooks are a fabulous way to keep both adults and kids entertained (and learning) during a long car trip.
Everyone loves a good story. The time just goes by so much more quickly when you are all caught up in the same story together, not to mention the great conversations. No more “How much longer till we’re there?”
Jo Frost, SuperNanny, asks the question, “How many of you parents actually read a bedtime story to your children?” The response is really quite shocking!
In Britain, she found:
- 33% don’t read to their children
- 33% (over a third) of children don’t even own a book!
Author’s Caveat: This post is in no way a blanket endorsement of the the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. Parents will need to determine the maturity level of their children. Since these fantasies include magic, violence, and extreme adventure, I strongly encourage parents to learn for themselves the content of each story before sharing with a child as each family has different convictions of what is acceptable. By 18 years, our young adults were ready for a full appreciation of the books and movies, but I have to say that when Hollywood takes hold of any great work, elements of darkness are added into it that were not intended in the original work. Some things are “meant to be read and to be at our own imagination”, so it is the books I primarily recommend, to be read and chewed upon for a while. First and foremost, we measure everything by the Word of God, using wisdom given to us by the Holy Spirit.
Though maybe not a widely held view (but a controversial one), I believe that J.R.R. Tolkien’s vastly popular creative life work makes a significant contribution to today’s Christian theological discussion, most especially with regard to the purpose of the Christian life and our role in pointing others to faith in Jesus Christ….
Dear Mama, if it is difficult for you to find wholesome, engaging books for young boys, look no further. Virginia Lee Burton to the rescue!
Virginia Lee Burton’s children’s books are just the thing to acquaint boys and girls (but especially boys) with the wonderful world of books. And her books seem to not have an set age range…even older boys and every adult I know who has read one becomes engrossed in the pathos of the story and detailed illustrations!
I felt silly as I lay in bed all by myself with a stack of read alouds.
Beatrix Potter was perched on my huge pregnant twin baby belly as I read out loud to the little ones inside. I guess I wanted to get an early start.
I was ecstatic to be pregnant, and while it felt awkward at first, I soon grew to look forward to those quiet times. I had been infertile so long that it was my way of day-dreaming about coming motherhood. Reading aloud from children’s books was a big part of my concept of homemaking.