Stories From The Heart:
Reading to Children Reflections
Reading to children will make a positive difference in their life -- some way, some how. To illustrate this, read the following posts from every day people in every day life.
Snipets From Everyday Life about Reading to Children:
|I started to read to Olivia at birth. When she was barely two, she started to make up imaginary stories. These stories were very elborate and had a lot of descriptive words and were LONG - I couldn't believe how well she told these stories. Now she is in second grade, loves to read and in fact reads at a strong third grade level. I strongly believe it is because I started reading and bringing her to the library at a very young age.|
Lisa from USA
|I agree that reading has a fantastic impact on kids! I began [reading] when my son was 7 months old (he is [now] 8 years old). My husband and I [would] lay downwith him and we had a "pop-up" book [called] ABOUT THE ZOO. As I read it out [loud], we pulled the pop up arrow and the animals "moved". [My son] was transfixed and when the big gorilla moved his hairy arms, Aditya let out a loud gurgle of delight. I realized then that he was very much into the book and [was] following the sounds and movements.|
We haven't looked back since then. In fact, we have a [hard time] prying a book away from him [so he can go] finish [his] homework and go play outdoors!
Indira from India
|I recently took my 5 year old son to the ER for a non-life threatening injury. I was preoccupied with my son's obvious pain and discomfort, but absent-mindedly picked up some of his favorite books as we were leaving for the ER. In hindsight, those books were a godsend. My son was not only in pain, but very scared as well. The ER can be very overwhelming for a little boy. We read every single one of the books I had brought and their calming affect on my son was overwhelming. My son was sitting on me and I could feel the tension leave his body as we continued to read his books. Even though I am a book person, I am reminded on a daily basis how powerful reading to children can be. |
Amy from VA (Owner of this site)
|Reading with my mom was such a special time to me. I will never forget how loved I felt.|
Debbie from TX
|I didn't see much of my dad when I was little because he was always working. Whenever he was home though, he would always take time to read me one or two special stories. This was our time and there isn't a memory I cherish more. I can still remember how he smelled.|
Chris from CA
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