Friday, February 20, 2009

The joy of reading aloud

I have to confess to being a bit of an inconsistent reader to my children but when I do get round to it the magic is in the air and almost touchable. I have just finished the first Famous Five book and by the end the kids were clapping hands, perched on the end of their beds and wide eyed as the story reached its conclusion.

I wish my commute was slightly shorter so I could build in reading as a core component of the evening routine but alas it is ad hoc and dependent on tiredness and the time I get back.

But if you have not read to your kids then start now and for those looking for some adventure and good old-fashioned high jinks then Enid Blyton deserves to be tried.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Bradley said...

What a wonderful topic. I had this remarkable teacher in the second grade. She read us stories all the time, and her delivery was incredible. She could make a mediocre story exciting. I loved reading aloud to my kids. Imagination is so powerful.