A child’s tale

C.S. Lewis understood the depth of meaning in children’s books. So did Margery Williams, author of “The Velveteen Rabbit.” And, so does Sue Vincent. She still reads children’s books, and so do I. This post gets to the heart of the story for every adult.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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Road to Love – S.Vincent

I had one of those ‘moments’ today as I passed between the bookcases in the bedroom. It is odd the things that make it through the veneer of calm acceptance. In this case, it was the characters in books… characters I had first met as I snuggled within the circle of my mother’s arms. Characters like Aslan and Reepicheep, whose stories I had read, decades later, to my own sons while I held them too in my arms… creatures to whom I had hoped to introduce my granddaughters too. But, of course, it isn’t really about the characters… it is all about the memories and the love in which they shared.

There is a lot of wisdom in books, and children’s books in particular have always held a place in my heart for the gentle wisdom they hold. Moments of pure gold are scattered through…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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29 Responses to A child’s tale

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    Beautiful post~C.S., Margery ~indeed knew the depth. This post made my heart cozy. 💚❣️💕

  2. Darlene says:

    I love this post. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Unique Tales says:

    A lovely post, Thank you 😊💕🌹

  4. Unique Tales says:

    C. S Lewis was one of my childhood authors. 😊

  5. beetleypete says:

    Nice reblog, Jennie. Sue is a great writer.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. Sue Vincent says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this post, Jennie. Children’s stories must be the most loved and the most influential we ever read…or are read. I love them still.

  7. Heading over to read the rest of the post.

  8. CarolCooks2 says:

    A lovely reblog, Jennie…Sue;’s words touched me deep inside…so beautiful x

  9. Thank you for sharing, Jennie! Will head over to read the wonderful posting. Michael

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