One of the best ways to stimulate meaningful conversations with your children: Read to them
Becky and I have read to our children since they were infants. We read so much to them, and some of the books over and over (and over and over!) again, that they began to recite from memory every line of some books before they could read themselves. (In case you're wondering, my favorite is Where the Wild Things Are by Maruice Sendak.) Even after our two older children learned to read, we continue to read aloud to them. We've read aloud The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy (and part way through The Silmarillion), Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, various biographies, and so much more. As they grew older still (the older two are now 11 and almost 9), I began to read aloud to them non-fiction books on theology and Christian living. My favorite so far has been Bruce Ware's Big Truths for [more]
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