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I saw this video for the first time a few years ago. I didn’t know where the story was going, but I was entranced.

Once upon a time… (opens in a new window)

Young girl sharing a make-believe story

Do you think that sweet girl has been read to? Talked to? Listened to? It’s clear she has. For many hours for many years. All that work we do as parents and teachers — reading, talking, listening — it pays off. It truly does. In this month of October, I wish you “an orange ring that kills off all the witches.” Related posts: Talk to your baby, narrate what you’re doing, talk to your baby, words, words, words! Do more than read … talk!

About the Author

Along with her background as a professor, researcher, writer, and teacher, Joanne Meier is a mom. Join Joanne as she shares her experiences raising her own young readers, and guides parents and teachers on the best practices in reading.

Publication Date
October 3, 2012