I like to make my readings interactive - getting to know these tiny humans is number one on my list ... what do they want to be when they grow up? who works in their family? who stays home? what makes them smile? l want to know because I genuinely care. After all, I wrote the book for them.
These sessions at school give me a window into the world of literature, and how the curriculum is evolving, while also becoming even more creative. So many of these darlings tell me that they want to be a writer - just like the "Nanny" - when they grow up. Heart flutter :) It's at THAT moment I grasp the opportunity to gently lecture about how important reading and writing is in their lives today, and in their future. If you are well spoken; articulate; can put pen to paper; develop constructive opinions and color the world with your words ... anything is possible.
They say the written word is dead. Well, I am here to give that a big HECK NO. I see first-hand that the youngsters of our future are ready to paint this world with their artistry and language.
As I leave you, I am gong to say to you what I say to every classroom before I leave: KEEP READING and LET YOUR TEACHERS TEACH YOU!