Sometimes I get my ideas for a post by using the search engine terms. One of my friends pointed this part of the dashboard out to me when I first started blogging. She said, “Look to see the search engine phrases people use to find your blog…” I call these my FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions.
Being a mom I have read lots of picture books -
When I saw this search item term the first thing that popped into my head was this picture book titled: “How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?”
When my youngest was little we had several of the How Do Dinosaur… books. These are delightful books, they are fun to read and once your child is 18 months to 3 years they can start recognizing the “environmental” words and begin reading along with you. We read all the time throughout the day, not just at bedtime and all the boys had their favorite books. By the time all of them had reached three years old there were many books that they had “memorized.” At least that’s what I thought until one day I decided I would skip pages and have one of my sons read part of the story out-of-order.
Would he remember the story just from the pictures? Matthew didn’t miss a beat or a word and thought that Mom was pretty tricky mixing up the story. We had just gotten a shipment of our Dr. Seuss books in the mail so I handed one of the books to Matt to see what he could do. He read it cover to cover, cold, with no prompting.
Proud, teary eyed Mom moment.
Moral of the story: Read to your kids.
The How do Dinosaurs…books are written by Jane Yolen. We don’t have all of them – but I believe that they were all illustrated by Mark Teague. The illustrations are lovely; as you can see above. I love that dinosaur face. I am expecting a giant-sized temper tantrum at news that it is bedtime.
Some of the titles include: How do Dinosaurs - Eat their Food/ Go to School / Clean Their Rooms / Learn Their Colors.
I remember reading How do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon not too long ago when Sam was sick.
We both laughed at the dinosaur throwing his dirty tissues on the floor.
Next time you need a gift for your favorite little person pick up one of these special books.
My apologies to Ms. Yolen but when I read through the titles of her wonderful picture books I was reminded that many of them could not apply to a narcissist.
You’ll never see a picture book titled:
How do Narcissists Say ‘I Love You’? (They wouldn’t know HOW to say those words.)
How do Narcissists Love Their Dogs / Cats? (News flash: Narcissists hate animals.)
How do Narcissists Play with their Friends? (They Devalue and Discard them – that’s how!)