One of my biggest accomplishments as a four year old was learning to read all on my own. I spent every summer going to the library with my parents, selecting books and taking them home to read.
We would sit in the yard together on a large blanket under the sun and I would read until lunch was ready.
Doing this not only made me a stronger reader, but it helped me grow to love and appreciate every story I read.
I even started to create my own stories out of images I drew and simple sentences.
Even now that I am older I enjoy reading, and writing. I also draw many of my own illustrations for my children’s books.
Thanks Mom and Dad for taking the time out of your day to drive me to the book store every other week… you guys are the best.