Being an Early Childhood Educator for the last 12 years it has showed me as an author, children still want to hold and touch books. People say books are out and electronics are in. But I disagree with what people say, “technology is what the kids of today want and look for.” Well in some cases yes children need it and look for it, but we have some areas for example books. Children need the senses of touch, smell and sight. Children who read or are read to are more in tune with what is going on around them. Note kids are not going out side as much as they should and forget to know how to play with each other with all the electronics around them. I say , “don’t take away the books.” People if we take away books from children we are taking there imagination away from them. When children are read to it gives them a vision of new experiences. I ask you the next time you read to your child or he/she reads to you watch there expressions and how their eyes light up when they reach an exciting part in the book.
Society has to understand that some things are better left alone rather than to move with the time. We still have books everyone, so start reading to your child everyday and make them a little library they can go to when they are able to read on there own. Show your children the meaning of taking care of their books. Once they have out grown them donate the books to schools, daycare’s or even send them to other countries. Wow what a gift!