I’m super excited about National Reading Month AND to be a guest on SING WITH SUZI tomorrow!
Tune in tomorrow – that’s Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 at 4 pm Eastern / 3 pm Central / 2 pm Mountain and 1 pm Pacific! Just head to Suzi Shelton’s Facebook Page OR Suzi’s YouTube channel to tune in! Woohoo!
And there is so much to celebrate this month – not only was it Piper’s 8th birthday on Saturday, but it is National Reading Month AND Women’s History Month!
Reading and literacy are the doorways to success. If you can read, you have access to endless amounts of knowledge and entertainment. I person is empowered by an ability to read. So I am passionate that all children have access to learning how to.
However, it’s not an even playing field. There are studies that show that the more children are read to, and the more exposure they have to books the better it is for them. But many children and families are in positions that this is not a reality for them. There can be several barriers to reading and literacy in their life: whether economic hardships making books less available to them and/or the adults in their life less available to read, medical issues, physical or mental disabilities, different learning styles…
I seek to aid in solutions to anyone experiencing barriers to reading. By putting children’s books to music a child can be “read to” by someone even when there’s no one physically available. Putting books to music helps children of varied learning styles or learning issues to be able to connect to books and reading in a new way that engages a different part of their brain and even their physical bodies as they move along.
Putting books to music helps create a fun and positive association to books and learning and can aid in fostering a lifelong love of reading!
And once able to read – a child, a person, has a whole wide world of knowledge and entertainment at their finger tips.
And if you’re looking for some book lists here’s the National Education Association’s list of Diverse Books with Trailblazing Women (combining National Reading month and Women’s History month into one great list) and their Book Love book list for National Reading Month!
I was dealing with some extreme computer and tech issues this week and was not able to edit a new video for you – but in honor of National Reading Month I am connecting you with some of my book songs! Below you’ll find my Brown Bear Rap, Llama Llama Red Pajama song, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight, This Jazz Man, Goodnight Moon, Wild Things, and a song to go with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. So let’s get to them!
THE BROWN BEAR RAP:
LLAMA LLAMA RED PAJAMA:
HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOODNIGHT:
THIS JAZZ MAN:
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR WENT OUT ONE DAY:
Feel free to use these in your home, daycare centers, classrooms and online classes – and feel free to share!
I’ll have a new video for you next week!