Inspiring Kids of All Ages—One Book at a Time—May is #GetCaughtReading Month!

Bette’s post on inspiring kids of all ages – one book at a time is a perfect companion to my Jim Trelease and reading aloud post yesterday. There are so many reasons to share a book with a child. Thank you Bette!

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

“The love of reading is a lynchpin for successful learning—for success in life. Kids learn to read best when adults take time to share their passion for books with them.” ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author.

May is #GetCaughtReading Month!

One of the best ways to inspire kids to love to read is by reading aloud to them and talking with them about the books you share. We can all make a difference in the lives of the children around us when we #GetCaughtReading with the kids!

Benefits of Reading Aloud to Children of all ages

  • Expands vocabulary as they hear new words in context
  • Provides contextual examples for grammar and sentence structure that everyday conversation does not offer
  • Strengthens reading comprehension
  • Increases a child’s attention span
  • Teaches life skills associated with story themes and characters
  • Fosters family/generational/community communication.

Research has shown that children who come to school with a large vocabulary…

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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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32 Responses to Inspiring Kids of All Ages—One Book at a Time—May is #GetCaughtReading Month!

  1. beetleypete says:

    That’s a good reblog, Jennie. You and Bette are on the same page, quite literally!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. beth says:

    Excellent initiative

  3. Great stuff Jennie!

  4. Hi, Jennie! Every thanks for featuring this #GetCaughtReading post at your place today. ❤ xo

  5. Good post from Bette.

  6. marianbeaman says:

    Jennie, it’s great to meet a fellow educator. Thanks for featuring friend, Bette, today. We three, I see, share the same passion. 🙂

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    The look on that child’s face with Bette says it all. Reading is engaging alone or with somebody else.

  8. I just read and shared Bette’s post about the importance of reading and discussing books with children.

  9. Thanks for sharing Bette’s lovely post, Jennie. I have been so overwhelmed with… stuff that I completely forgot about Get Caught Reading. I used to do a special blog story for it each year.
    Kudos to you both. Hugs on the wing.

  10. dolphinwrite says:

    Even as an adult, I find myself reading more of the classics and books decades before and before that. I think the writings back when were far more relevant and educational in a real life way.

    • Jennie says:

      I always bring classic children’s books into my preschool. Some of the best books are over 50 years old, like “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

  11. frenchc1955 says:

    Hi Jennie, thank you for this wonderful reblogging!

  12. A very great share, Jennie! I can underwrite all, as an adult learner too. Michael

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