nursery rhymes.


“read to your children all of the time

novels and nursery rhymes

autobiographies, even the newspaper

it doesn’t matter; it’s quality time

because once upon a time

we grew up on stories in the voices in which they were told

we need words to hold us and the world to behold us

for us to truly know our souls.”

-taylor mali

in honor of world nursery rhyme week





image credit: 1930s vintage etsy art

49 responses »

  1. you know that this is the 2nd ‘article’ I read TODAY about ‘reading to your even unborn child and certainly always once it’s born’ …. and I thought: Well, what about the probability that said child learns better, faster, is better adjusted later on in life? IF it worked a 100% my son would be reading day and night as I, his mum, does. He would be interested in learning new stuff every day, learning by reading…. but he’s not. I don’t know when he read last time a book. Mind you, he is a versatile man, happy in his life, but a reader he never was and never will be.
    But I’d do anything to further the Nursery Rhyme Week anyway 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. So much wisdom has been lost because it has been deemed racist. Birds of a feather flock together. People hang out with people similar to them. On one job I thing out with a Black man because he was the only other college graduate. His skin color didn’t matter, it was our similar life experiences that connected us.

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  3. The importance of reading to kids can never be underestimated. It’s everything! I have so many good memories reading to our son. Now he has a master’s degree in education. It sure didn’t hurt that he learned the value of words at an early age. Now I look forward to going through that wonderful phase again as a grandparent.

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