Grandparents can be a positive influence on children learning to read. We have the time and when given the opportunity, reading to grandchildren becomes a special experience. But have you ever thought of reading to the friends and classmates of your grandchildren? Look what my sister-in-law, Sher Hutchings, did when she went to visit her two granddaughters in southern California. She read my book Lonely Lola Ladybug, to the children in both of their classes! Teachers welcome a new face and voice to story time and the children loved having Jade and Jordan’s grandma read to them. Sher created a special grandma experience for everyone! She got the children talking about the lessons in the story by asking them some of the discussion questions in the back of my book. Sharing ideas about the story shows children that you value their ideas and feelings. Thank you Sher, for being a super grandma, a loyal Lola Fan and for introducing more children to Lonely Lola Ladybug!
If I had known about this grandma school visit in advance, I would have sent Lola Book Marks for all the children in the class. In fact, if you are a grandparent of a child in a Preschool or Kindergarten through 2nd grade class, and volunteer to read Lonely Lola Ladybug to their class, I will send you souvenir Lola Book Marks to hand out to the children in their class. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the date of your visit, the name of the school, your mailing address and the numbers of children you want make feel special while inspiring readers.
Do you know that there are free “Lola” coloring pages on my website that you can print out for your little ladybugs? Click coloring pages in the menu bar. I will be adding a new one on Lola’s 1st birthday next month! That is something else you could bring to the children in your grandchild’s class.
Meanwhile check out The Children’s Reading Foundation’s website for tips for spoiling grandchildren –