It provided an escape, a separate world.
I could dream, I could lose myself in the words, I could be anything I wanted to be.
I’m talking about The Secret Garden, and reading as a whole.
Growing up in a less-than-happy household was hard, especially for me, an already introverted child.
My escape was to read. One day, I was sitting in a secret garden with Mary and Colin. The next, I witnessed martians waging war on the world.
I encountered heroes, strong females, dream worlds.
It lit me up inside, and I took that magic and light with me to this day.
Want to inspire your daughter to dream, to take magic and light with her throughout her life?
Use reading to inspire her.
Read to her. Read with her. Give her a special spot that’s all her own to dream and explore and become powerful.
Provide her with books that help her grow as a person, that teach her about powerful female heroines, that encourage her to explore.