Winding Oak's Bookology Magazine

A Match Made in Heaven

A lit­tle more than two years ago I shared a Teach it For­ward col­umn enti­tled “Books for my Grand­ba­by and Me.” As I cel­e­brat­ed the arrival of my first grand­child and mar­veled at the joy of becom­ing a first-time grand­ma, I embraced the chance to share my love of read­ing with this most pre­cious future book lover. It was a match made in heav­en … a lit­tle one to hold gen­tly on my lap while shar­ing book after book. We would read, read, and read some more.

Grandbaby No. 1

A year lat­er, a sec­ond sweet­heart would arrive and the hap­pi­ness in my heart would expand even more than the room on my lap for anoth­er pre­cious lit­tle read­er. My sum­mer break from the class­room would be filled with week­ly vis­its to see grand­ba­by #2. Anoth­er match made in heav­en … anoth­er lit­tle one to hold gen­tly on my lap while shar­ing book after book. We would read, read, and read some more.

Grandbaby No. 2

And just like that, my heart is filled with even more grand­ma joy as grand­ba­by #3 makes his debut. This grandma’s heart and her read­ing lap know no lim­it and yet, again, we will dis­cov­er a match made in heav­en … anoth­er lit­tle one to hold gen­tly on my lap while shar­ing book after book. We will read, read, and read some more. 

Grandbaby No. 3

Show­er­ing my beau­ti­ful grand­ba­bies with love and lit­er­a­cy is one of the most exquis­ite expe­ri­ences I know I will encounter in this life­time. As a read­ing grand­ma I also know there is some­thing sort of mag­i­cal that hap­pens when you com­bine a pas­sion for grand­ba­bies and a pas­sion for books. The rest of the world and all its demands fall to the way­side and float on by. All that mat­ters is the lit­tle one on my lap and the time we have to read, read and read some more.

book coversIf you’re a read­ing grand­ma like me (or you know some­one who is), you might be inter­est­ed in the fol­low­ing list which comes high­ly rec­om­mend­ed by my absolute favorite almost 1-year-old and near­ly 2½-year-old. These are the books we read, read, and read some more!

First 100 Words Book by Roger Prid­dy

Pic­ture Me with My Grand­ma by Cather­ine McCaf­fer­ty

I’m Wild About You by San­dra Magsamen

Elmo Says by Sarah Albee and Tom Leigh

Dog­gy Kiss­es 1 2 3 by Todd Parr

The I Love You Book by Todd Parr

Glob­al Babies by The Glob­al Fund for Chil­dren

The Dog I Love Best Fin­ger Pup­pet Book by Par­ragon

I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Ros­set­ti-Shus­tak and Car­o­line Jayne Church

Baby Touch and Feel Ani­mals by DK

 

 

 

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