Were you read to as a child?
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Yep! Sowed the seeds of a lifelong love of reading
Almost every night.
Nope, but my mother felt like I was such a strong reader, that she didn’t need to read to me
Yes! The first few Narnia books, also The Three Musceteers and Gullivers Travels and most of the Grimm and the Andersen fairytales. I think I learned to read a bit fairly early because of my frustration with adults who sometimes were deluded enough to act as if they had other obligations besides reading to me.
Yes! My dad read to me every night up until 8h grade ? he must have read Charlettes Web and Indian in the Cupboard 20 times each!
I was taught to read at the age of 4
Yes both of my parents used to read to me when I was a child. Further moore: Both of my parent are still keen readers to this day.
Yes My mom and my grandma both read to me when I was growing up
Yes, before bedtime, I am 41 and it still makes me comforted and sleepy to be read too?
Yes! Even my granddad read to me although he didn’t like to read himself he just did it for me!
I remember my dad reading to me some when I was little..nobody else did til I started Kindergarten, and the school librarian read to Kindergarten and 1st grade classes. Then in 4th grade, my teacher started each morning by reading from the Bible..Psalms or Proverbs, without comment, then in 5th and 6th grade, two teachers read chapter books to us. I can still picture it and hear them in my mind. Nobody read a Wrinkle in Time better than Mrs. Schoech..nobody.
Over the years I have thought about this a lot but I don’t remember. My mom and I were the big readers in the house so it is hard for me to think she didn’t. The two of us always had books we were reading and I think I often read books when I should have been doing my homework. I was one of those under the cover, late at night, flashlight readers.
Yes! Especially by my dad and I still cherish those memories to this day
My mom was very sick when I was 2 and was in bed for weeks at a time. We didn’t own a t.v. so we read all the time. I could read on my own before I turned 3! My ex’s mom was a teacher yet she NEVER read to her kids. When our first child was born I told him that we would take turns reading to her and he tried to weasel out of it by telling me his mom never read to them and he turned out just fine (little did he know that he really didn’t turn out well at all).
My mil was a teacher, was just shy of a doctorate..she NEVER read to my husband and his sister. She also told us repeatedly as we were raising our family, “Ya’ll have TOO many books!” She was teaching third graders when she said this..My husband is an avid reader despite his upbringing, not because of it. His sister is not a reader at all.
Nope. My parents workes very hard during my childhood and when I was old enough, I read the Grimm’s fairytales to my little sister because I thought it is important for a child to be read to.
No, once I learned I read to myself
No, but my father told me stories about a gnome called Pimmetje in a forest. Every night he went further with the story. He made this story in his mind.
YES. I loved it. I have always loved books and reading. My parents were/are both big readers. I am grateful. <3
Very much so
I can’t remember but I hope so!
I don’t remember but I did read to my two younger siblings every night before bed
No I wasn’t but my mom tells me stories so I guess that inspired me to be a reader!
No lol I read a lot now to make my mom feel bad ??
Yes and i loved it and now an I have an Avid Reader!!
Yes, my primary teacher read to us before going home time and I remember my dad reading to us, things like the Wind in the Willows and Lorna Doone, on a Sunday afternoon. He preferred WITW because he could do the voices!
I’m doing a project on this…
Not a lot. My dad raised me as a single dad, he could not read very well. But as soon as I could read, he made me read to him a lot. He went out and bought me huge bookcases and went to auctions to buy boxes of books.
My grandma read to me from time to time.
Every night 🙂 favorite book was the little red caboose golden books 🙂
Nope. They bought me books and left me to it
All the time
Yes, a lot. Then when I could read I asked to read to myself instead as it was quicker.
Meaning I could read more!
Not that I recall. But I was reading like a pro before kindergarten ended ?
yes enid blyton every night
Yes. A lot. Stories, poetry, Shakespeare quotes. When other kids were being read “The night before Christmas”, My dad read ” A Christmas Carol” to us. He also read Poe’s ” The Raven” and The Telltale Heart”. I learned to love books very early.
Not that I remember but then it wasn’t the done thing in the Seventies in England, but instead I was encouraged to read to myself anything and everything and I grew up surrounded by books and frequent trips to the library so I don’t think I have missed out but it could explain my impatience with audio books!!??
I don’t really remember. I was reading before preschool though, so I guess no.
Yes. Books and the comics page, which I still love.
Not really. Only on special occasions. My mom read constantly though and I learned how to read around 3 from my older sister so I used to sit with my mom and read her books over her shoulder.
No but I’m glad that I do now!!
Yes until I turned 12. SmallChild is eight and doesn’t want to be read to anymore.
Yes, and I am so grateful for that!
Every day! My paternal grandmother read to me, first rhymes, then stories. In Bengali, our mother tongue. I started reading pretty early so she was soon free to read books of her own choice ?
Every day! I’ve always been surrounded by books & book lovers.
Yes. Not only read to, it was also bought age appropriate books. I was always the best reader in class.
No and I didn’t read much…until the 1970’s…now I read about 35 or more books a year, almost all non-fiction.
Yep grandma and dad especially
Yes. Till I was around 4 years old and then I went to the library with my mom and little sister and then I wanted to read on my own. Because the books my mom was reading to my sister I already knew and I wanted new stories…
Not at all
No. Got my first book as a teenager
I bought it. I was 16 or 17.
Yes. And I think every child on the planet should be read too.
I’d have just loved a book. They were considered a waste of $. How misinformed people are, who don’t read.
Yes – every night.
I will forever have to thank my mom for reading to me, and starting me on books from a really young age. I’ll always remember reading PiggyPie, Stone Soup, Junie B. Jones, The Magic Fish, and Amelia Bedilaia.
Every night by my dad
yes and enjoyed reading to my boys…:)
I’d be interested in a discussion about reading to the kids in our lives..
No. My bookish habits have often been a source of annoyance to my mother, actually.
My mom taught me to read before I went to kindergarten!!
Yes .. Every day
Absolutely. My mom still reads the same books to my kids
I was not. I do read to my kids though
I was not, in fact I grew up in a house with only 4 books in it, 2 Bibles, Bible concordance and Merk Manual
Yes 😀 everyday as a child and later i started to read on my own
No, I don’t remember being read to.
Yes, and then my brother and I read to my parents when we got older. We’d get mad when my mom would fall asleep. 🙂
But my mother would take me to the bookstore often and let me load up!
I was read to until the age of 19 in order to help take my mind off of the many surgeries I had to have on my legs, back, and feet. When you are born with CP, you don’t really have a chance to play outside because of the wheelchair. I thus retreated into books and writing. My PCA nurse who came to the house to take care of me read the DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES trilogy, and changed his voice for all the dialogue, never using the words “he said” or “she replied.” It changed my life and guided me to become a novelist.
Starting next month, I am going to start reading books to my aunt’s first grade class.
Yes, all the time. Sometimes my dad would “sing” us the book. Such great memories!
There are some children’s books that are nearly impossible NOT to sing..Rosie and and the Rustlers by Roy Gerrard. I would TRY..but invariably found myself reading it like it was a song. Super cute book.https://www.amazon.com/Rosie-Rustlers-Sunburst-Book-Gerrard/dp/0374463395/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537387001&sr=8-1&keywords=rosie+and+the+rustlers
Yes, all the time.
Yep! All the time 😀
No, but I was able to utilize the library when I was old enough to check out books.
It was my parents that gave me the love of reading. I will always be thankful for that!
Yes! By both my mom and nan
Not that I recall; and yet I had loads of books. I also recall them reading their own books constantly.
yep all the time
yes. Mom loved to read and set a great example for me.
No sadly but have always loved books from as far back as I can remember. I read to my children and grandchildren.
No, but when I learned to read, I was unstoppable. I read everything I could get my hands on. I kind of still do lol, just a little more selective now.
My 1st and 2nd grade teachers read to us everyday. I loved both of them and I think they are why I love to read!?
I honestly don’t know
Yes, and I read to my children. I began reading to all of my kiddos since birth. ♥ it’s so important
Yes, we read to all ten kids from birth on til they were teens. I didn’t just take them to the library, I made sure my kids were on first name basis with the librarians..
Me too. I read to each of my kids the whole time I was pregnant…
See, I was pregnant so much, that the younger kids got that treatment too.. as I read aloud to the older ones. Not just me.. their daddy sometimes read aloud too. He liked particularly to read by kerosene lantern during the holiday season..
I remember cuddling up to my mom and she’d read
My mama read me Brer Rabbit stories. I loved them.
I’m not sure but I certainly read to my kids.
My Dad read to us. The whole book of Tom Sawyer was my favorite.
Nope. Nothing. My mother didn’t even like to buy me books, as she thought they were a waste of time and space!
Nope…my family is not a reader species. But, due to genetic mutation, here I am. Hahaha
No. Don’t know where my love of books came from, but don’t remember any of my family being readers.
My mama read to me while in womb daily n after birth daily. My illerate father had zero chance lol.
It didn’t stop me…I read to myself?
It is WHY I am a reader…
Yes and that’s where my love of reading came from. I remember my step mum reading Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire to me and I would read ahead a few chapters after she’d gone back downstairs she caught me when she came up to bed and saw my light on reading and from then on I wasn’t read to I was about 6 ?
nope. That is why I read to my daughter every night before bed.
No, I read to myself.
Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy every night. Then my parents got my brothers and I Hardy Boys and my sisters Nancy Drew
I’ve read this so many times to my kids and grandkids…and heard my kids read it as a first storybook. I can recite most of it by heart.
Me too. ☺
My favorite book as a little girl. ?
Outside of school, no. It’s partly why I read more at a younger, so I could read stories myself.
Yes. But i only remember mom reading near Christmas. And it was stories out of the family bible
No, I read more books than I did talk. I was home schooled and wasn’t allowed out of my room. I love books because they used to be my escape from my world, now they are a good friend that greets me when I open it.
No, I read to myself. I started teaching my daughter word recognition,etc when she was 2. Now she’s a voracious reader
My mom said she read to me before I was born. Then both my mom & my granny read to me. I learned how to read when I was 3 because I was surrounded by reading & a love for books. My dad couldn’t read, so I read to him instead.
Not much but I was read in front of…so I learned to read myself because of it and I certainly read to my kids
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