Saturday, May 30, 2009

The joy of re-reading

No one really ever talks about this, but I love reading books over again. Some books I actually have a plan where I will re-read them on a schedule, every four years for example.

The money quote in this editorial article, "The love of repetition seems to be ingrained in children. And it is certainly ingrained in the way children learn to read — witness the joyous and maddening love of hearing that same bedtime book read aloud all over again, word for word, inflection for inflection."

Oh, how true! It's been almost a month now that I am reading the same book to my eldest before he goes to sleep at night.

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