Locked On


Look at our eyes.
The words I’m reading are terrific.
Landon is hearing every word.
I can’t say enough, and he can’t hear enough.

We’re locked on.

Reading aloud is powerful, in the best of ways.


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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52 Responses to Locked On

  1. beth says:

    there you are, working your magic!

  2. willedare says:

    Love this!!! What a great way to start my day (reading this post and seeing this photo). Thank you, Jennie!!!

  3. Dan Antion says:

    That picture tells so many nice stories. I hope you have a great week, Jennie. ❤️

  4. Darlene says:

    A precious picture. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Yes, it is! And it never, ever gets old,

  6. AJ says:

    Yup my worst class ever would sit and listen to me read, with no problems, forever

  7. Beautiful photos and post.

  8. beetleypete says:

    I also believe that the peson reading is the one who is really creating the magic, with her skill, deication, and enthusiam. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  9. REading is simply marvelous, Jennie. A wonderful picture.

  10. This is a super photo, Jennie. You are locked on.

  11. Powerful and beautiful! ❤ xo

  12. Opher says:

    Can’t beat reading a story to a kid!

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Wonderful. Thanks for a smile on this day of dismal national news.

  14. petespringerauthor says:

    The best feeling is when you have them in the palm of your hands.

  15. TanGental says:

    I wonder who’s the most hypnotised by the experience

  16. Norah says:

    Gorgeous, Jennie.

  17. calmkate says:

    Looks like you are both really enjoying yourselves!

  18. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, this is wonderful!

  19. Marvelous Jennie. This gave me a huge smile. LOL, if you knew what kind of day I’ve had, then you’d realize what an accomplishment that was. ❤ Hugs on the wing.

  20. A picture paints a thousand words…. Your heading Title spoke volumes Jennie… And shows just how much your story telling means.. ❤ 🙂

  21. Saibal Barman says:

    Destimy has led me to your page…am grateful for his gracious act….
    The image tells me tales of my childhood…the best years of my learning in life while my mom would read loud as your London hears….I leanrt unknowingly the best of my life without attempting to listen to even…..yes, it is the best when soul reads, bares the purity it bears and shares the light it carries and cares for the lamp to keep aflame through generations…
    Wonderful poetic self…..and profoundly inspiring..
    my regards

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