Read Picture Books: When the Vatican Collection went on display in our town a number of years ago, we visited the exhibit with a wonderful docent who knew all kinds of stories and symbolism behind the artifacts and really made the exhibit come alive. She was obviously well-read and when she started explaining a piece, she generally captured the attention of all those in the room. I was amazed and delighted to discover that when people asked her where to learn more about these things, she suggested that they turn to children’s books.
What a wonderful idea! There are loads of beautiful picture books, simple biographies and even coloring books available today that adults and children can learn from together. Children, especially, have a great capacity to enjoy such stories which gently introduce them to the realms of history, science, religion and much more.