Adults read aloud to children (usually before bedtime as parents) in the hopes of expanding their vocabulary and helping them learn how to read all on their own one day. Yes, literacy is important.
But, more often than not, when we are nestled under the covers, our main objective has been to simply cuddle.
It’s quality time together and we’re bonding. Sometimes we spin into random conversations totally unrelated to the story. Next thing I know, I’ve put the book down and we’re just talking about life. The questions keep coming and we’re getting to know one another better (while rolling around and being silly.) With lots of laughter, too.
But, while I still had the pages in front of me, I managed to read some interesting facts for myself from the Barefoot Books title We’re Sailing Down the Nile. In typical fashion, it was super informative and educational, even for those of us who already know how to read. Their books are usually packed with a variety of options for lesson planning (geography, culture, ancient history, etc.) Not to mention their bold and colorful inspiration for arts & crafts.
Everything they needed in the next world was buried with them, including furniture, clothing, food, jewelery and pottery.”
Oh pharaohs. Guess it was never said back then that you can’t take it with you.