Throughout my life I enjoyed reading. As a child, it transported me away to more exciting places and it some-what satiated my thirst for knowledge. Now, as a mother, I love introducing my 1 year old to new books, hoping to spark the same love of reading that I have had for as long as I can remember.

I think it is so important to introduce books to children as young as my daughter (I started reading to her when she was six months old) as it increases their language development and pre-literacy skills. I think it played a key role in the comprehension she has now of language, and her competency in sign language now at 14 months old.

I blogged about this previously, but there is a lack of representation in mainstream media for Indigenous peoples, therefore it is important to me to find books for my daughter…

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