E is For Encyclopedia
Today anything that you need to learn can be found on the Internet, but when I was a child there was no Internet. I had to rely on the encyclopedia. All through elementary school (and probably middle school too) my favorite reference material was our set of Golden Books Encyclopedias. Sixteen volumes of just about everything that a kid needed to know. I'm pretty sure that my mother purchased them at the grocery store...a book a week for 16 weeks, and that we were missing a few weeks. We had a full set of Encyclopedia Britannia, but the Golden Books were written for kids and had colorful illustrations. I liked to read them just for fun, not only when I needed to do homework. (Because I rarely did homework!)
Now I wish I had a set of Golden Book Encyclopedias for my granddaughters. Would they love them like I did? Or, are they already conditioned to get their information from technology?
As I typed the title to this post I had the voice of Jiminy Cricket in my head spelling it out
Did you grow up in the 50's? If you did, I bet you can sign along with this video. Enjoy: