Goodnight Moon was a treasured bedtime favorite for my son when he was a toddler. Now that I am waiting for my grandchild to be born, I find myself browsing for children's books again. A career of teaching children to read (along with scads of research) reinforces my belief that children should be read to as often as possible, hopefully starting from the time they are still in the womb. Goodnight Moon is a lovely, soothing, rhyming bedtime classic. Children love to hear familiar lyrics and stories over and over again. This exposure to hearing literature establishes language patterns that are essential steps toward reading. I've heard so many parents complain that their children have memorized the story and aren't really reading it. I tell them to celebrate that step as a huge developmental leap to them becoming independent readers!
So what has me thinking about Goodnight Moon in particular? Well, this from two evenings ago.
And this from last evening.
Although I never did get around to blogging about the supermoon in May, I did take a photo.
All pictures were taken from my deck overlooking the park. The first one includes the rooftops of the RCMP Depot Division.
We have a fair bit of cloud today so I doubt if we will get a chance to witness the rare Transit of Venus unfortunately.