Monday, May 25, 2015

Just Life| Charles are you listening?

So here I was in the Children Room at the Cesar Chavez Library last Monday.

The room was unusually quiet and there was a lady sitting on a chair reading quietly to this little boy. He was about two-years-old.

The little boy was just walking around and exploring his surroundings but he was actively listening to the story that his caregiver was reading to him.

Every once in a while, the lady would look up and asked the little boy-I am going to call him Charles,: " Charles are you listening?"

And Charles would answer back every time with his cute baby talk as if he was saying: " Yes, I am listening. Please keep on reading."

And this interaction went on and on for a good ten minutes.

She was actively making this little boy smarter by just reading to him.

We all have to join forces to increase the literacy rate in the San Joaquin county.

Please read to your child as often as possible. 

Here are some famous quotes on  this topic from

  • Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." — Margaret Fuller

  • I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." — Jorge Luis Borges

  • Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks." — Dr. Seuss

And if you ever doubt the true power of reading, I dare you to read this book:

Reading magic : why reading aloud to our children will change their lives forever 

Signing off until next Monday- Panteha

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