Tag Archives: Reading Aloud To Your Kids

A Children’s Book Story

(Important Note – For this story to have a happy ending, your volunteer help is needed before October 4th. Click here to help.) “We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.” — B.F. Skinner The Story A … Continue reading

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Where And When You Can Do The Most Good

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa Your most important opportunity to do good isn’t far away. It’s not hiding in a land on a distant continent. It’s not lurking on the … Continue reading

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Do What You Can

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” — Leonardo da Vinci Alarm didn’t go off. Put on and wore my shirt backwards all … Continue reading

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Life’s An Adventure. Enjoy It.

“It’s alarming how quickly people adjust to adventures when they are in one. You really have to work at being astonished by life.” ― Ellen Potter, The Kneebone Boy As my son and daughters grow into their teenage years, story time comes … Continue reading

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The Magic Of Reading Aloud

“The more you read, the better you get, the more better you get, the more you like it; and the more you like it, the more you do it.” — Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook If there’s one thing I … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 251 – We All Have A Story To Tell

Gave some guidance to a new Toastmaster over lunch today. In the process I was reminded that we all have a story to tell.  Over lunch I got to know to Christine who is new to Toastmasters. She comes to … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 222 – Writing A Thank You Letter To An Author

My daughters and I wrote letters of thank you to an author whose books we really enjoyed. Letters, the old-fashioned kind.  My daughters and I had read aloud a series of five fantasy books, Fablehaven, by Brandon Mull. A few … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 198 – Librivox, Giving Story Time To The World

Got set up and worked through the technical issues of submitting a 1-minute audio sample to librivox.org. Using volunteer readers, librivox is creating audio books of public domain works with the goal of making them all available for free as … Continue reading

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