Friday, February 7, 2014

a gift that keeps on giving

friday spotlight :: volume 01

Everyone knows that reading picture books with your children leaves lasting memories imprinted on their hearts and minds.

So, what do you do with your collection of books once the children are all grown up?

photo by Dawn at By Sun and Candlelight, used with permission

You could certainly donate your books to a charity, such as your local Friends of the Library.

Or perhaps you would prefer to keep your collection together and give it to that first-time mom in your neighborhood.  When I had my first baby over ten years ago, my sister gave me a huge box of picture books that her own children had outgrown.  We still enjoy those books to this day.

You could even store your collection on your bookshelves, waiting for the day you have grandparent duty and eventually passing it on to your children and grandchildren.

Whether you choose to donate, gift, or save your collection, know that your picture books are more than just a pile of bound paper with words and illustrations.  They are a true blessing in providing the opportunity of time spent between grown-up and child.

And that's the beauty of the picture book.

This sweet collection of picture books passed on to Dawn at By Sun and Candlelight for her baby boy is what inspired this post.  Do be sure to check it out!

What do you plan to do with your collection of picture books when your children outgrow them?

Friday Spotlight is a series of posts in which I muse on a topic or highlight a blog post related to books, reading, homeschooling or whatever I find interesting on the web.  If you have anything (picture) book or homeschool related that you would like for me to consider highlighting here, then feel free to drop me a note.



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