In honor of International Children's Book Day... #AmReading #ICBD

In honor of International Children's Book Day, Casper Mattress Company asked me what my favorite bedtime story was...and what I read to my children. 

Ahhh...was my first thought, as I hadn't thought about this in a long time, and it brought back great memories, memories of when I learned how fun and inspiring reading could be, and then when I'd introduced my love of books to my sons.

The first book I remember was James and the Giant Peach, which was actually read to me by my second grade teacher at school. The moment I lay in my bed and stared up at the ceiling, the characters would come alive, playing out all sorts of scenes that hadn't been in the book, providing an escape that made me fall in love with books.

From there, I wanted the feelings to continue, so I quickly learned the benefits of the library and often checked out a book nightly. Specifically, I remember 101 Dalmatians, the original full-length book, not the Disney version, and then I checked out every Peanuts book in the library.

For my children, it was every one of the Dr. Seuss books when they were young, their favorite being Green Eggs and Ham. As they got older, we moved on to The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. 

Casper mattress company understands the importance of reading to our children before bed and are huge advocates for Children's Book Day! Find their blog post herewhich shares their favorite books from childhood.

Until next time, happy reading...and hopefully reading to your little one!


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