Your Library Read-Aloud Experience

I will be posting a reading activity tomorrow and will be having a giveaway SOON, but I wanted to ask a Mommy Teacher Question for Mommy (and daddy) teachers to share their read-aloud experiences:

Have you been to a read-aloud at the local library or something similar?  What was your child’s response?

All of our little ones are different….with different interests, behaviors, attention spans, personalities, activity levels, developmental skills, etc. and I QUICKLY learned that if I want my active little 17 month old to learn library manners it is going to take some familiarity and practice!

I have attempted to take Sean Patrick to the weekly library read-alouds, for children his age, TWICE now; although he was slightly more interested the second time, the first visit still cracks me up.

This little child LOVES to read.  Tonight, our power was out and he sat on my lap as I read him TONS of books (using a bright headlamp) for an hour.  He reads to himself in the back seat of the car, and asks me to “read pweease” all day.  And he loves music too.   HOWEVER, when the librarian was leading fingerplays and reading a big book, Sean Patrick wanted nothing to do with it.  He wanted to run around the library, pulling books from the shelves, and he stopped in front of each person to direct their attention to himself.  Don’t get me wrong, these are also typical behaviors of my 17 month old, BUT I found it comical that he didn’t ALSO focus his energy on the read-aloud for more than 1 minute.

So, out of sheer curiousity, and just for fun, I’d LOVE to hear about your read-aloud experiences either in a comment or on my facebook page:

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2 Comments on Your Library Read-Aloud Experience

  1. Wendy Shuya
    October 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm (6 years ago)

    My son LOVES to be read to as well, but at storytime, whenever there are finger puppets, rhymes, or songs, he hides behind me and has no interest in participating. He used to want to leave (age 18 months ish). He is now 4 🙂


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