Friday, February 27, 2009

Fathers - Get Reading...

Most fathers are too busy to read stories to their children?

Fathers - you don't know what you're missing. I love reading to Finn. Last night we read Where The Wild Things Are for about the millionth time. Does it get boring? Never. The look on his face when you turn the final page and say "...and it was still hot" is worth a week of overtime.

There's a special song I invented for the Rich Man and the Shoemaker that I've noticed him singing when he's by himself. I just love the time reading gives us together - both concentrating on the same thing, sitting together...priceless.


  1. Depressing. My happiest childhood memories of my dad are of him reading to me. And he certainly has a demanding job. Blaming work pressures or "tiredness" is pretty pathetic. How much time and effort does it take to read a picture book?

  2. Be wary of research.


  3. quite a few male customers have told me that they never really read before they had children, and some said they had never been good at it, but that reading to their children had made them come to love reading and that it improved their own reading skills and confidence.