A week ago, I was asked to step in for the Children’s Reading Time that happens at 10:30 every Thursday morning at Baker Book House. Miss Penelope (everyone’s favorite story-time friend) was out-of-town, so I volunteered. I set reminders for myself so I wouldn’t miss it, but I didn’t even need them because I was too excited to forget. I picked out five books to read, all of them fantastic.
These were the books that I chose:
If you haven’t read these, you should. They are all genius.
But back to story-time. I walked out with my books and a blanket (to put the train table to sleep so the kids listen to the stories instead of playing with the trains), my chest puffed out with anticipation. And what did I find?
Just one child and mom team showed up to hear me read. We waited for a few minutes, but it was soon clear that no one else was coming. It was the first day of snow and people were scared to leave home.
So I read King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson and Waiting Is Not Easy! Then I asked the boy if he would like me to read another one or if he’d like to play with the train table. You already know which one he chose.
I was sad, but I moved on. I went home and read stories to my kids. We don’t have a train table at home, so they had nothing better to distract them.
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Out of curiosity, would any of my readers be interested in something like a story-time live-stream where you could be part of Baker’s story-time while sitting at home with your kids?