With words like these, how could anyone ever say that children's books are only for children? I read Charlotte's Web with my children when they were 5 and 3, and it's such a masterpiece that you take something special away from it no matter how old you are. It's one of those books that you have to read at least a few times during your lifetime. I hope to read it again this summer.
By the way, if you missed my previous Top 10 Ways to Raise an Avid Reader posts, you'll find that I mentioned this book within one of the tips. That's how much I love it!
I also just want to let you know that the 5th issue of Literacy Lava has hatched! I'm sorry to say that I did not contribute to this current issue, but it's bubbling with great ideas and insight, as usual.
If you're looking for even more creative ways to inspire learning in your children, perhaps you'd like to join Amy Mascott's recently created We Teach Ning group. She's assembled quite a few parents and bloggers there, and I'm hoping to find more time to contribute to this worthwhile project.
I don't know what inspires me more: a spider who can weave words into her web, or the many parents who have come together to inspire a love of learning in their children! It just goes to show how powerful a few ideas, words, and people can be when you put them together like pieces of a puzzle.
Spring may be drawing to a close, but summer is looking pretty bright indeed...