Thursday, December 4, 2008

Reading for the Masses


Thursday is my daughter’s favorite day of the week. It’s the day that she gets to share with other children in a very grown up way.

Jasmine just turned six last month, but like her big brother, she’s an avid reader. When she started first grade in September, the kindergarten teacher asked her to come in after lunch on Thursday’s to read to the class. Every week Jasmine picks out a book and practices reading it upside down so the other children can see the pictures while she reads.

She takes such pride in doing this. And the kindergarteners look up to her since she’s a year ahead of them. They listen so attentively, laugh at the right parts, and sometimes ask her questions afterward. I cry almost every time I watch.

I love that I’m growing readers, that they enjoy books as much as I do and that they’re happy to share this love with others around them.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

What a wonderful treat for your daughter! She must feel so grown up doing that!!! I bet all the kindergarteners love her visits too!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Jasmine says thanks. She thinks the kindergarteners love it too!

Sarah Laurenson said...

Now that is very cool! What a great gift she is - to you and to those kids. High five for her from me.

Solvang Sherrie said...

High five back at you, Sarah!

Jasmine has been having just as much fun reading everyone's comments on here. Thanks!

Suzanne Casamento said...

Wow. What a cool kid. Not only does she love to read but she enjoys sharing amazing books with other kids.

Maybe this is the start of something. Maybe she'll be a future audio book recorder...

YAY Jasmine!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Thanks, Suzanne!

Jasmine and her brother already write their own books which we keep on the shelf with all the commercially published books and their classmates regard them as writers and illustrators. Recording them can't be far down the road :)

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