I just saw this on CNN today and thought it was super cool.
This program lets soldiers in the military pick a children’s book, read it on camera and then (absolutely for free), they send the DVD recording and the book to their child.
At home, the children have story time with their parent almost as if they were right there. I think this is fantastic and I’m definitely adding it to my list of charities I’d like to contribute to.
I’m reading a book right now called The Lunatic Express by Carl Hoffman. This video is an interview with the author and is just so, so interesting and touching that I had to share it ahead of my review. The review will be coming up in a future post!
I’ve been reading The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir by Katrina Kenison. This book is far and away the best book on motherhood I can remember reading. Many passages left me breathless, as if Kenison had somehow reached into the depths of my heart and pulled out the most private fears and thoughts I’ve had about life as I watch my children grow old too quickly.
I soon picked up a highlighter and began marking the sentences that spoke to me, but soon sentences became paragraphs and paragraphs became pages. I had to abandon the highlighter and admit that this book, in its entirety, was something special.
This would make an amazing Mother’s Day gift. I’m planning on giving it to my mother.
Below I encourage you to watch the video of the author, Katrina Kenison, reading an excerpt. (And I’m warning you – grab a tissue!)
This is one of my favorite Sesame Street videos of all time. I showed it to my kids and they were cracking up. Some things are timeless :)