A New Hope in Kid’s Books
If you’ve heard our podcast you know we are huge proponents of raising your game in life. Both as a person and a parent. By intentionally “leveling up” you are setting an example that will last across generations.
Reading to your child is important. Hugely important. In fact, how often you spend engaged in this exercise has a direct correlation to their academic success. This is one of the simplest activities you can do as a parent with such a big payoff. But until now we’ve been stuck reading The Poky Little Puppy over and over again.
Please don’t misunderstand me. There is a time and a place for stories like this. And truth be told I’m ofter riveted myself as I turn the pages reading to my kids. But even stories about cute little puppies get old after a while. And eventually I find myself, I mean my kids find themselves, wanting something more.
Sure there are other decent titles out there. After all, a favorite from my own childhood is The Monster at the End of this Book. Grover does a fantastic job with that one every time I pick it up. He never fails to keep me in suspense.
But now that the book has been turned into an app the paper version just doesn’t stack up. There’s just something wonderful about watching Grover nail the pages together in all its animated glory. And while I enjoy a good app as much as the next dad, there’s something nice about turning physical pages while reading to my kids at night.
Enter Star Wars. Yep. You read that right. The greatest trilogy of movies in the history of cinema (this is undeniable truth) have now made there way into children’s books. And I couldn’t be happier.
Technically all six movies have been translated into Little Golden Books but I refuse to acknowledge the “first” three episodes. So A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi will undoubtedly be new favorites at story time around our house.
Just don’t expect me to tuck in my little girls to any of that Jar Jar Binks nonsense. Never. Gonna. Happen. Me-sa don’t-a think-sa so.