“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller-
It happened like this… Children were gathered to hear a story. I was ready to read-aloud two new books. I was excited, and the children were, too. I clutched the books to my chest, hugging them close and smiling a big, wide smile. I said, “I got a Christmas present and I want to share it with you.”
pause, giving children a chance to understand that the present I am sharing is the books.
“What is my favorite thing in the whole, wide, world?” I said those words with gusto. Maybe passion. Yes, it was passion. And the children answered.
Aaryan said, “We are!”
Oh, my. Yes, Aaryan, you are right. Children are my favorite thing in the whole, wide, world. The words of a child, indeed!
Thank you to Linda over at El Space–The Blog of L. Marie for the two books.