Monday, November 2, 2009

Reader of the free world

No matter what your feelings about Barack Obama, I think we can all agree he knows how to read a picture book to children. I love how he engages the kids in this clip, especially when they all practice staring into the wild things' yellow eyes without blinking.

Picture books should be shared like that, don't you think? With the adult and child interacting about the content, sharing their reactions, asking and answering questions -- pretending!

I know a lot of busy parents don't spend much time reading to their children these days. I hope they'll make more time for reading picture books like this when they see how much fun it is!