When I was in college studying education, I learned all about how important it is to read to children. How important it is for children to see respected adults reading. How all of these factors shape a child's reading skills before they even begin to decipher words.
That is what made this story sweet........not only was this dad helping his son become a reader. But more importantly, he is going to help his son become a reader of the Bible.........a student of God.........a learner in the ways of Christ..........This dad was taking a very big first step in helping his son grow a strong faith for himself, by reading the Bible as an example, and by reading the Bible to his small son.
Whewwwwwwwww for an educator's heart - that was amazing. That is parenting.
By the way, here are some suggested books and kid's Bibles:
- My First Study Bible
- The Big Picture Story Bible - by David Helm
- Parenting with Scripture - by Kara Durbin