When the girls were young, we were broker than the 10 Commandments. We couldn't even pay attention on time. But books and reading have always been important to my family, and thank God mom kept all of my childhood books up in the attic. Fourteen boxes of books from Dr. Seuss to Trixie Belden. The Cute Chicks have always loved to be read to, and now they grab books on their own. Until Baby Queen got her iPad, we didn't know she could read. She has tactile sensory issues and hates the feel and sound of turning pages; with the iPad, she breezes through books. We found out she's reading on an 8th grade level, basically self-taught.
Please spread this far and wide, for families who can't afford to buy books. Dolly Parton has established this program to make sure all children have their very own library.