Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about early reading –
Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? Was it from a particular person, or person(s)? Do you remember any books that you read, or were read to you, as a young child? (question courtesy of Diane)
My love of reading comes from my parents. My father always read me a bedtime story and would make up stories of his own to tell me. My mother always had a book on the go and she took me to the local branch library, which was a small library with both children’s and adults’ books all in one room. This was before I started school, but according to my parents I could read by myself then.
I don’t remember learning to read and I don’t remember a time when I didn’t have books. My parents bought me books each birthday and Christmas and so did my aunties and uncles. Some of the earliest books I remember being read to me are a book of nursery rhymes and a book about Teddy Robinson. When I was a bit older I read the Noddy books and then other Enid Blyton books and fairy tales I loved those. I loved the Flower Fairy books too. I don’t have any of my orginal Flower Fairy books, but I’m delighted to see they’re still in print. There are many more now than when I was little and you can get the Flower Fairies Complete Collection of all eight original books – “Spring”, “Summer”, “Autumn”, “Winter”, “Wayside”, “Garden”, “Alphabet”, and “Trees” .