Monday, November 7, 2011

Printed in China, Read in the USA

Our pediatrician recommended that we read to Lyla from the day she was born.  He said to read, read, read to her - books, magazines, text books.  This activity served several purposes in that it would establish a good bedtime routine (if that's when we decided to read to her).  Reading helps with language development and later reading skills.  The advice was absolutely priceless.  Lyla appreciates books so much.  Her language skills and pronunciation are fantastic.  She helps me "read" to Bina also.  Right now, Bina just wants to eat the books, but every so often she lets out a loud squawk, almost like she's reading along. Wouldn't that be great?

We, periodically, go to the library to rotate the books.  Recently, I noticed something about the books, though.  Out of 14 children's books, 4 were printed / manufactured in the U.S.A.  Truthfully, it was more than I expected, but it was still a little disappointing.  Ironically, one of the books is a multi-lingual book.  It made me wonder, though, how many more jobs could be created had the other 10 books been printed in the U.S.A.


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