Reading aloud

@GardenGerty (126961)
United States
December 31, 2006 9:45pm CST
I read "A Wrinkle in Time"and the other books in that series aloud to college students one spring and summer. My two kids always shared books with me, but the other young people who came and listened had never had parents read to them that they remembered. I felt sad, and priveledged to have them visit and listen. Did your parents read to you and with you while you were growing up?
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@Pigglies (9335)
• United States
1 Jan 07
My parents did read to me. But I would love it if there were readings at our college like that. I can't read well and listen to audiobooks mostly.
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@GardenGerty (126961)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I just happened to live near a college, and my daughter was finishing high school and taking some classes. She makes wonderful friends and shared them with me that summer. What is your reading problem, is it a learning disability or is it visual impairment?
@Pigglies (9335)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Schools usually suspect I have dyslexia, and now that I've seen online what helps for dyslexia, I guess maybe I do... because I use a lot of those tools that help. But I can't afford to pay the $800 places are asking for testing. My only visual problem is amblyopia (lazy eye). But my other eye is fine, so that shouldn't have any affect.
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@GardenGerty (126961)
• United States
2 Jan 07
By the time you are in college, I do not think I would spend the money on testing just to have a label. Now if it would qualify you for assistance, or grants, I would seriously look for that money. I work with kids that are dyslexic, and you do develop some coping skills. If I find anything that I think pertains, will it insult you for me to send it to you?
• Ireland
1 Jan 07
I can't ever remember my parents reading to me. They gave me the money to buy books and they would tell me how to pronounce words but they left me to read for myself. I read quite a lot of books to my children as they were growing up, and sometimes they in turn would read to me. I think that it is also nice to hear a child read to adults and now my youngest granddaughter also reads to me.
@GardenGerty (126961)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I have a grandchild coming up who will soon be able to read to me, he had some troubles to start, but is on the right track now. My mom would get mad when I ordered from the bookorders, even though it was with my own gift money. I love to read, and always have.
• United States
1 Jan 07
i loved A wrinkle in time but it's been a while since i've read it. anyways to answer your question, no my parents have not read to me or with me while i was growing up. though they might have helped me learn some things from school...and possibly read some things with me from school but i can't remember at this point. but i guess one of the reasons they didn't read to me as a child is the fact that they didn't know a lot of english as i was growing up.
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@GardenGerty (126961)
• United States
1 Jan 07
So you can help them with their English. I imagine that they helped and supported you quite a bit. My kids were both early readers, and so we would take turns reading to each other. Thanks for responding
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Jan 07
I have never heard of this book but it sounds interesting.
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@GardenGerty (126961)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Check with a public library. It is kind of fantasy/science fiction and it is not new. Madeleine L'Engle has written in several genres for at least thirty years. Thanks for posting