There is a time when everything stops, the world comes to a halt, the hassles of the day dissipate, and the child snuggles up into the warmth of their parent, for the most precious and eagerly awaited time of the day: story time. These tend to be one the most cherished moments of the day for children, because they get their parents’ undivided attention, bask in the warmth of their lap, and travel on a new journey offered by the story. Laughter and smiles co-occur, eyes twinkle, and a quiet, deep seated happiness fills the heart.
Story time with your child can offer all this because it forces, YOU, the adult, to focus on the present moment, to let go of the regrets of the past, the worry of the futures, and the current hassles of the day, even if just for a few minutes. When you are able to let go, and just be, your child will feel it, and a deep connection will take place. It will be just you, your child, and the book while nothing else will matter for those few precious minutes.
Next time, you come back home to your child stressed out from a long, hard day, take a deep breath, choose a gorgeous book, snuggle up with your child, and enjoy those few minutes of undivided attention. You will feel recharged, and your child will be grateful for those moments of pure bliss.
Mona Merhej Moussa
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