No matter how hard we all try to be the best moms (and dads) that we possibly can, we all have moments in which we lose our patience with our most treasured gifts: our children. When I read these two picture books: Who Loves the Little Lamb by Lezlie Evans and The Barefooted, Bad-Tempered Baby Brigade by Deborah Diesen, there was no mistake in my mind that a family story time with these books would offer just as much joy and reassurance to moms (and dads) as it would to their children.
Did you know the number one determiner of success when a child enters formal schooling is the number of hours he has been read aloud to by someone close to him? The simple act of reading to your child will make all the difference in the world!
And the benefits of reading go far beyond success in school. Reading fosters language development, stimulates imagination, encourages curiosity, builds a strong, diverse vocabulary, increases self esteem, and helps children make sense of the world around them. While all these things are important, I believe one of the most significant things reading does is create strong bonds and lasting memories between parents and children.
Children’s Book Author and Mother of Six, Demonstrates Unconditional Love In Who Loves the Little Lamb
Ashburn, VA – Lezlie Evans reflects her love of children’s literature, family values and appreciation for different cultures in every book she releases. Whether it is learning phrases in different languages or a family picnic, the nine-time published, award winning children’s book author, and mother of six, portrays the significance of communication in problem solving between parents and their children. Lezlie’s latest title Who Loves the Little Lamb, exemplifies the effects of a mother’s calm reassurance, as she guides her misbehaving little one to better choices.