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One of the challenges my students often cite is finding time to meet the demands of all their responsibilities, which, in addition to classes and jobs, often include the care of young children.

So it’s not surprising that much of the reading my students do outside of their textbooks is inside children’s books.

I can relate to their struggles. I read to my children every night and at nap time during the weekends. Reading to children is its own reward. Seeing them light up at vivid illustrations and ask questions about commonplace things that are to them anything but is a delight. But I’m of the opinion that the reading material ought to offer its own pleasures.

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