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SOL: The Joys of Young Reading 


I brought Hailey to story time at the library today and it was the first time. We usually don’t have day time free and my mom and I brought her. 

She wasn’t buying in. 

She didn’t want to sing with them, she didn’t want to dance but she did pay attention to the books and when it was time to explore their STEM bins, she was all about it. 


My mom captured a great moment showing me that she was interested and did like it. Sometimes it’s so hard to get kids to like reading and being read to especially by other people when there’s a group of kids around.  

It was so wonderful to sit there with her and enjoy reading. 

The one thing that melted my heart was that she picked out a book to go home with. She wanted the book and she picked it out. 

Her first library book that she picked. 

Love. 

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Jennifer is the Owner of TWL Working Moms and Co-Owner of Influential Mamas.  Along with blogging + freelance writing, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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  1. Jennifer,
    This is precious. I’m glad Hailey enjoyed the storytime, even though it was a bit out of her comfort zone. Maybe she and you can write a story like Silly Sally, only called Hilarious Hailey (or some alliterative describer). Have fun reading and writing this summer!

    Denise

  2. Some of my fondest memories are of the library as a child–especially when I went weekly with my mom. I can remember the Victorian house that was our town library, the smell of the books, the children’s section, the lace curtains and the tall narrow windows. I can remember when I first received my library card and how I felt. From my mom, I learned to value and love reading, especially fiction. We would come home with piles of books each week.

    I’m so glad you recorded this memory for your daughter. Her first library book! Wow, what cause for celebration.

  3. I loved taking my kids to library story times (okay, maybe sometimes even more than they did). Enjoy the extra time this summer!

  4. Reading with my children has been such a joy to me. My youngest is 11, and he still wants to read with me. We are currently reading ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,’ which is a far cry from your sweet book. But it’s still reading together!

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