where will we find waldo and goldbug now? what age do you remember starting to read?

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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 12:06pm

What do you think about Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children trend? Are we as

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Registered: 12-03-1999

I read the picture and pop-up books to my kids, and even when they began to read for themselves, they still enjoyed their favorites from when they were younger.

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Registered: 11-28-1999

I think that would be really unfortunate--I liked to look at th illustrations as well.

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Registered: 04-16-2009

I still have many of the books my kids had as kids. including the picture books.

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Registered: 08-06-2009

Hi Sam,

I agree, parents have to make the time to read to their kids.

I remember buying for a specialty toy store picture books then we started seeing a

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Hi Liz

Thanks for the heads up. Something else to add to my bucket list. I never heard about the museum. Is Eric Carle from western Mass? Sounds

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Registered: 12-23-2006

E readers like the Kindle and Nook

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Registered: 06-16-1998

That's a shame that picture books are being phased out. My kids spent hours paging through their picture books before they learned how to read...actually they learned to recognize some of the first words from picture books with a few words per page, they memorized the words from hearing them read aloud so many times! We also read stories before bed and fell asleep in the middle!

My kids liked pretty much the same list as Sabr's kids. At one time they had literally hundreds of books...they received hardbound books as gifts and I purchased dozens of paperbacks through the Scholastic Book Club during elementary school. A few years ago I culled out a lot of the childhood books and gave away the Babysitter's Club, R.L.Stine, etc. (I had each kid look through the boxes to make sure there wasn't anything they thought that their future offspring should read). I kept the more "classic" titles including books from later years such as the Laura Ingalls Wilder series. Dd says that she wants to have kids one day so there will be lots of books to read when they come to visit grandma!

My all-time favorite was actually my oldest brother's book and somehow I ended up with it: William's Shadow by Margot Austin about a woodchuck, dh and I *still* read it on Groundhog Day!

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I run an elementary school library and I can tell you the picture book is still alive and going strong!

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I believe See Spot Run was my first reader in school, too, in the first grade.

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Mon, 10-11-2010 - 10:06am

*A child in a family on welfare hears 3 million words a year

*A child in a working class family hears twice that: 6 million a year

*A child in a professional family hears 11 millions words a year

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