Books & Babysitting: Part 3

As we learned from Ezra the other day, finding a comfortable reading space is important when trying to get into a good book. And as we’ve also seen, books make babysitting better! Here’s one of our favorite Gracepoint Berkeley triplets happily reading her book. It really is a fine line between a truck and a chair, you know? I can relate a bit with her; the car has always been one of my favorite reading spaces!

Perhaps we need hands-free driving laws for playtime!

How about you? Where do you do your best reading? What are your favorite reading spaces?

Free Books, you say?

One of my favorite things is the Little Free Library! They encourage people to “build a literacy-friendly neighborhood.” You might have seen them around town — I’ve spied quite a number in Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland. I can’t have one in front of my house because of the whole HOA thing, but I love finding them, and almost always stop and take a picture of one when I see one. And I like to drop books off into them too!

Today’s reading snapshots are from our favorite triplets over at Gracepoint Berkeley church, who just happen to love reading.

little free library

“Hey, I want to read too!”

threes company reading

Reading is triple the fun when you’re outside, and you stop by a Little Free Library! (see what I did there?)


Do you have a Little Free Library? Or have you seen one in your neighborhood? If you’re allowed to have one in front of your house, I promise to provide the books and maintain it for you! 

Books & Babysitting (Part 2)

Who said that multi-tasking is a myth? 🙂 (Photobomb cred to Mike, who is probably talking with the other Element staff about the high school Friday night about to start.) 

Last week I said that books make babysitting better, and that was in the context of reading to children. I’m pretty sure Christine isn’t reading aloud to this little baby, but it still holds true. Happy baby gets pushed around in the stroller, and happy babysitter gets to read! It’s a win, win.