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If you’ve read this blog for awhile you may already know I am a fervent follower of Zen Habits, a wonderful blog by Leo Babatua, about finding simplicity in the chaos of everyday life.

I love reading Leo’s perspective about finding zen in everyday life and the inspirational changes he’s made to his own life. I also often enjoy his guest bloggers, including Simple Marriage, a fantastic blog about applying the same approach of simplicity and personal growth to marriage. I often find great food for thought reading the posts including this one about the joy and art of storytime with Daddy.

Daddy and Emmerson enjoying story time

I just had to repost it here as a reminder that sometimes the best stories don’t come from books and the art of storytelling is more than a fancy book with a shiny cover, often the reason the stories of childhood are remembered and beloved because of the storyteller themselves.

In Canada we are so lucky we have so many talented authors and illustrators who are able to capture that in book form but we should never forget the power of our own voices and own stories for our children.

So cuddle up and get your story on – as this fantastic post assures us: we don’t have to be perfect we just have to get into it!

SM

 

3 Responses to “The Art and Importance of Story Time with Dad by Simple Marriage”

  1. Laurita says:

    So true. It’s such a simple pleasure, reading to your kids. What a great post. I think I’ll keep an eye on this blog as well. Thanks for the link.

    • admin says:

      Sometimes I get shy thinking my stories are silly or don’t make sense. I love a reminder that it’s the act of storytelling and not the content that leaves the impression!

      And reading out loud I think. My father read my sister and I all the “Anne of Green Gables” books, the Narnia series and other tales and I always remember those stories and time fondly.

      It’s a great bonding thing to do!

      Thanks Laurita!
      Stacey

  2. Chris says:

    Love the reading glasses!!

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