The five reasons I want my children to read
27 Nov 15
The reasons I want my children to learn to love reading go far beyond the simple issues of functional literacy or their future careers. Here are the five things that are important to me about the process of teaching my children to love reading.[...]
We are the stories we tell ourselves
22 Nov 15
I believe in the power of words to build up and destroy. So it will come as no surprise when I say that I absolutely buy into the concept that we shape our lives through the stories we tell ourselves. And maybe, just maybe this has never been more important than it is right now. Maybe the stories we tell our children about themselves and their place in the world has never been more vital.[...]
16 Nov 15
A short diatribe on why we think stories have power beyond what the black scribbles on white paper would seem to project - and why we think it's important that children have a way of seeing the possibilities of their own private universe.