Have you ever wondered how our world would be different if EVERY child was read to, -every day- by someone who loves them?
What if for just 20 min or 2 stories a day every child sat on a loving lap- plugged into a real you, THROUGH a story (unplugged from screens) feeling seen, valued and safe as you giggle, and wonder together, connecting with joy?!
This is what I began to wonder as I learned about the devastating emotional and physical effects of ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) on our children. I wondered could this 1 simple daily habit be a powerful counter-ACE? Could it even be the beginning of breaking the abuse cycle and poverty cycle?
Let’s find out! Will you join me in my dream? For EVERY child, every day to be read to by someone who loves them?!
Hello, my name is Sarah, and I have devoted my life to loving children. From raising and reading daily to my 6 incredible children, to teaching Elementary School, Montessori Preschool, to working with troubled youth in foster care and homeless shelters. I have seen the power of 1 simple thing to heal, center and soothe: Lovingly reading a thoughtfully written story with a child.
I have seen the powerful effects on a child’s feelings of self worth, when they are snuggled up, feeling safe, feeling heard, connecting through the characters in the story. I have also seen the effect on my own mental health and the relational health with my children. THIS one simple daily happy home habit is an underestimated silver bullet that I hope to change. Will you join me?
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I consistently think of new ways to grow and inspire those around me. I welcome feedback as I continue my journey.
I carefully select books that I believe will add meaning and further knowledge to children’s reading experience.
I rely on hope as my main motivating factor. I look towards a future where every child be read to every day by someone who loves them.
Imagination is always needed to make books come to life. I welcome the fun, spontaneity, and excitement books can bring.