So I’m watching yet another episode of Curious George yesterday on PBS with my daughter Kate (it’s the one where George gets in trouble) and at the end of the program comes this public service message about reading.
It’s a faux-game show hosted by the muppet Guy Smiley, but that’s probably more than you need to know.
Anyway, the bottom line of the PSA: It’s a good idea to read to your kids at night.
Who is going to argue with that? I read to Kate whenever I can, the books she can’t get enough of, “Knuffle Bunny,” “Ten Little Ladybugs,” and, of course, “Quiet Passion: A Biography of Bob Graham.”
At the bottom of the ad, however, are these words:
The contents of this [ad] were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, its contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
Your Department of Education: Defending your right to read to your kids. Or not.
Along these lines, as a tribute to Morgan Freeman after his serious car accident today, we present this:
Get well, Morgan.