Pen Elaine’s most favorite book…this week

Pen Elaine’s most favorite book…this week

Our favorite book to read every day before nap time has been On the night you were born by Nancy Tillman. This is a very sweet book about how special and unique each new person is in the world. The illustrations are each works of art. They are filled with intricate and magical details with fun chances to point out various animals, the moon, and stars. Pen Elaine loves the part where she gets to wiggle her toes and dance with the dancing bears. I love one quote that says

never before in story or rhyme, not even once upon a time, has the world ever known a you, my friend, and it never will, not ever again…

Reading together allows time to snuggle; it is a predictable activity that Pen Elaine can count on for spending time with mommy & daddy and knowing how to react to a situation, and so it builds her world of safety and trust that allows her to spend her energies on learning and growing (Here is a site with more technical attachment articles). When helping a young child to focus on the same thing for a more prolonged period, this is sometimes called maintaining their attention, which helps build their attention span and decrease the chance for developing some sort of attention disorder or difficulty (ref e.g. Bono & Stifter, 2003).



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