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‘When someone reads you what they have written,’ wrote a seven year old, ‘they are giving you a present.’  Sharing one’s writing can be nerve-wracking but to have an audience, is, also, a gift to the writer. And so reading aloud is an exchange of gifts. The listener and reader receives the gift of words. The … Continue reading Thank you

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I frequently try to weigh up the benefits of providing material for a class and getting them involved. My choice or theirs? When it comes to choosing poems to read aloud, I know that I have in mind a variety of poems that I want children to experience. I want to introduce them to things … Continue reading Poetry jar