Keeping Books Safe: Duct Tape Edition

17 Sep

We were talking about taking care of our books, as we always do at the beginning of a new school year.  I have been asking the kids what books are made out of, to get across the point that PAPER IS NOT STRONG AND THEREFORE BOOKS SHOULD NOT BE SAT ON, THROWN, OR USED AS A SLED.

One little girl responded to my “what are books made of” question with this awesome answer: “reading!”  Yes, my dear, books ARE made of reading.

A young man said that if a page was ripped down the middle, you could fix it with duct tape. I pointed out that you can’t see through duct tape, and if we put it on the page, we wouldn’t be able to see the pictures or words (demonstrating by putting my arm over the page).  He replied that we could instead use “white tape”.

Okay, kid has a point (as I think he mean’t clear scotch tape), but let’s all try not to rip our books in the first place, okay? Okay.

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