A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.
Who taught you to read?
I learned to read from a combination of my parents and good teachers in pre-school and kindergarten.
My mom read several of my favorite books onto cassette so I could read along with them when she couldn’t read to me.
I also grew up at a time with a lot of record/tape and book sets. I had a lot of those, including a whole collection of the Power Records that featured some of my favorite superheroes. If you don’t recall Power Records were similar in size to comic books and had voice actors playing various roles. There’s a great web site that you can journey down memory lane and experience them again, if you’re of a certain age like I am. I also had book and record sets for some DisneyWorld rides, Star Wars and a couple of Charlie Brown specials.
But while these all encouraged me, it was my parents and teachers who really did the bulk of teaching me to read.