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310083_603823222966722_1762339231_nInvest in the future… READ WITH THE KIDS! ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator  http://www.4writersandreaders.comhttp://www.4writersandreaders.com

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Comments on: "10 Awesome Reasons for Reading Aloud to Your Kids Whatever Their Age." (7)

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  4. Thanks for rebloging my post Bette, much appreciated. I hope more parents/granparents continue to read to their children even as they grow into independent young teens. 🙂

  5. I so agree Bette. I always read to my children when they were little. I would sit on the sofa in the afternoon and tell them to pick their favorite book they each wanted me to read. They would run to their room and come out with 3 or 4 books each. We read for hours. I miss doing that with them. It was one of the most fun parts of the day.

    • We always read at bedtime… The two girls would be on either side of me propped up on plenty of pillows. Fairy tales, nursery rhymes, Bible stories, Dr. Seuss (when they were little); chapter books later. We all took turns reading every night. I required 15 minutes of reading aloud for my students when I was teaching. It works… If parents weren’t available for them I’d tell them to read to their teddy bears, trucks, pillows or whatever was special to them. And, of course we read in the classroom. I read aloud every day after lunch. They loved it! And so did I… I still love going into schools and libraries to read. I wish more adults would volunteer to to that. Kids love to have “myster readers” (local volunteers) come into the classroom to read and after lunch is usually the perfect time. Books are magical and children are too! 🙂

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