The other day, I snapped this picture of my husband reading a story to our son on a tablet for the first time. And, to be honest, I really had a lot of mixed feelings about it.
On one hand, I appreciate the convenience and ease of reading on an electronic device. It can also be a valuable tool for struggling readers because print size can be adjusted and some readers don’t feel the pressure of finishing a “big” book.
However, I don’t ever want kids to not know the experience of a good old-fashioned book!
Only in a good old-fashioned book, will the pages pop-out at you.
Only in a good old-fashioned book, will the pages make you feel so small.
Only in a good old-fashioned book, will you be able to touch and feel the pages.
Only in a good old-fashioned book, will you be able to smell the pictures.
Only with good old-fashioned books can you build dramatic play libraries.
Only with good old-fashioned books can you fill all those shelves.
Only with good old-fashioned books can you use your favorite bookmark.
In the end…
Yes, I know you are reading this post on an electronic device! I read a lot on my tablet and computer too. But, I sure hope that a good old-fashioned book will be around for a long time to come. Because, that is my favorite way to read a book!
What is your favorite thing about a good old-fashioned book?
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