"Begin early in exposing children to books. The mother who fails to read to her small children does a disservice to them and a disservice to herself. It takes time, yes, much of it. It takes self-discipline. It takes organizing and budgeting the minutes and hours of the day. But it will never be a bore as you watch young minds come to know characters, expressions, and ideas.... Let your children be exposed to great minds, great ideas, everlasting truth, and those things which will build and motivate for good."
--Gordon B. Hinkley, June 1985 Ensign
Art credit: The First Lesson by Samuel Baruch Ludwig Halle
"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."
Art credit: Kinderfreuden by Fritz Beinke
I've been enjoying a houseful of little people for the last couple of weeks and it's been lively around here! I have loved every minute.
But it also reminds me of the demands placed on you as a mother. Please understand the ideas I share through WEH are designed for busy mothers. Small and simple. Spontaneous and flexible with just enough rhythm to keep your sanity. Learning through everyday life.
It's so important to allow children their childhoods--there will be plenty of time for the academics when they are more developmentally prepared. Build relationships first.
Enjoy the journey. They really do grow up so fast!
Art credit: Mud Pies by Ludwig Knaus
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart