Reading Aloud

A picture is worth a thousand words.

A good friend sent me this photo
reading to her grandchild.
It is never too early to read aloud to a child.
A child is never too young to hear words while seeing pictures.
Pleasure and learning, all the senses on alert.


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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79 Responses to Reading Aloud

  1. Darlene says:

    How adorable. It is never too early to read to a child. They associate reading with love and spending time with the adults in their life.

  2. beth says:

    how wonderful and so true!

  3. Ritu says:

    How wonderful 💜

  4. quiall says:

    The act of reading aloud Is an act of love. A child may not understand the words but they understand the sound of the voice. It’s one of comfort and of love.

  5. mimionlife says:

    This is wonderful! Yes, read, read, and read. 🙂 Lead by example. 🙂

  6. beetleypete says:

    Definitely true, and proved by the look of concentration on the baby’s face. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  7. 🥰 Precious time together.

  8. delphini510 says:

    I love the picture, Jennie and totally agree that it is never too early to read to your children.
    They will be fascinated by the cadences and the pictures even as small.


  9. petespringerauthor says:

    How sweet! Where it all begins.

  10. Never too young! So true!

  11. LiziRose says:

    That is too cute ♡ ♡ ♡

  12. Awww! I have a picture like that of me on my Grandma’s knee.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    First “Pat the Bunny,” then chewable books, then heavy cardboard ones, then “Hungry Caterpillar” and the kid is hooked for life!

  14. You are so right, Jennie. Thanks for the marvelous photo too. Hugs on the wing!

  15. A lovely picture, Jennie. I agree and I read to my boys when they were in utero.

  16. faisal says:

    It is never too early to read

  17. Norah says:

    How gorgeous, and so true.

  18. The wee one looks totally engrossed in the book!

  19. Yes, thats a great thing. Have you seen this, Jennie? I’m sure Ritu’s muse Sonu Singh is also waiting for stories to be read to him. 😉 xx Michael

  20. Haha, adorable post. Also wholeheartedly agree, you’re never too young or too old to learn something

  21. Dishita says:

    Aww-dorable! 💕

  22. Lovely post. It so reminds me of my grandmother reading me bed time stories. What astonishes me is that I remember her tone, the stories to this day. And even how they made me feel

  23. beautiful kid, and seems attentive and interested right from the start.

  24. Tanisha says:

    Wow… Diamond 💎 !!

  25. Sahara says:

    And she learns she is loved.

  26. Lokigen says:

    I agree very strongly with this. Before my son was born, I would placing headphones on mamas belly and reading to my boy. After he was born it was the only way to ease him to sleep and we did it every night until the divorce. It’s a special time I have with him I would never trade for anything. He’s now twenty nine and living his life, and an avid reader and writer. No matter how much we change as we grow, I’ll have all those times. Read to your children, for your benefit and much as theirs.

  27. Reading aloud is very much interesting.

  28. ironflecs says:

    Aww this is really awesome 💪🏼

  29. twinklehub says:


  30. SamSahana says:

    Simply adorable! 😍👌

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