Thanks to my good friend Rachel, we were able to purchase Aki’s first encyclopedia set at a really discounted price.
Aki has a loooot of books already but I still thought of taking advantage of the sale because Franco and I have fond memories of the encyclopedia sets that we grew up reading. Jana and I had Popular Science, ChildCraft and New Book of Knowledge. Franco can’t remember the title of his old encyclopedia but could talk endlessly about how beautifully illustrated were the inventions, aircrafts and dinosaurs in his books. One of the top qualities that I want to instill in my children is curiosity. I want them to be wondering the whole time. I want them to see the world with a fresh perspective. I want them to be constantly asking questions and interested even on the most common things. Getting an encyclopedia, I think is a good start.
When we were reading about earthquakes and volcanoes, Aki got scared. Read his impromptu prayer here.
When I read him this part, he got upset.
I don’t blame him. Every time, I think of the time when he would need to move out of the house, I get teary eyed too.
Most of the time, he gets really excited.
Thanks to Grolier, his love for dinos began.
Our favorite dinosaurs. T-rex for Aki. Maiasaura for me. Stegosaurus for Franco.
Will blog about Akisaurus soon.