“After the rest of it had gone”

Our bedtime book, at my house, is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland again. My daughter and I have read it together once before and it’s such a pleasure to reread books like this. We recently finished Charlotte’s Web for the eighth or ninth time. It’s so much fun to get to know the language and the […]

“The story will tell you”

Another phrase of mine has come back to me, recently, from an unexpected angle. When I read to J. (unsurprisingly, this is one of my favourite child-minding activities), she is full of questions. Sometimes, I stop to answer her questions. Sometimes, I answer in more detail than she is looking for (though just as often […]