Do you feel small sometimes? Inadequate? Incapable?
And when that happens – I turn to books. I start reading.
In fact I read a lot – to ensure that I don’t feel small and powerless.
Because knowledge is power.
When you know how things work and how you can make them work – you feel powerful.
Children (toddlers and preschoolers) ARE SMALL and they ARE POWERLESS and that is one of the reasons they misbehave and throw tantrums – just to feel bigger and more powerful.
But throwing tantrums does not have to be the only way for them to feel powerful.
If we teach them how to read really early – we can help them to feel powerful.