“We may not ever know why some books come to exert such spellbinding power that children want to hear them again and again. Perhaps it will forever be a mystery, like love. There does however seem to be one solid, prosaic explanation: children enjoy repeating books because the experience imbues them with feelings of competence and mastery; because, with each reading, they understand a bit more of what they’re seeing and hearing.” by Meghan Cox Gurdon … an excerpt from 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘌𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘏𝘰𝘶𝘳.
This explanation captures the very reasons why 𝘍𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘙𝘰𝘸 has you read the same story five days in a row to your child! How wonderful for a child to learn new things and feel confident in their thinking and abilities!
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