The Power of Picture Books

Early interactions are important for young children ages 1 to 6 years and picture books or board books can bring together adults and children for a cozy experience that can strengthen relationships and prepare children for school and success in life. I love the power of picture books and this is a big reason why I write them.

The Canadian Paediatric Society has a program called Read, Speak, Sing that encourages parents to read to babies right from birth. Check it out!

The Maisy series of picture books by Lucy Cousins was a favourite for my children. I could read those daily and they’d never be tired of them. They were a first choice at the library, and when my son learned to read, he would often read them to his younger sister.

What books do your children love to hear over and over? Share in the comments!

Wednesday Writing Update

Hello Lovely Reader!

Thank you for stopping to read my Wednesday Writing Update.  What did I get done this week?

Well, first off, there were a few distractions like the Mr. Rogers movie, Won’t You Be My Neighbour (you’ve got to see it if you haven’t yet!) and then the boat and the lake were calling…


Still, I managed to do some writing related stuff.  Most importantly, I did two new submissions…Yay!

And aside from that, I came home from the library with a mountain of picture books to read for research.

I’m hopeful that small steps lead to greater things.  We all have to start somewhere.  Even  Mr. Fred Rogers was not born a television star.

What are you up to this week?