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December 13, 2010

The 11 stories this week are written by students with the Halifax Community Learning Network (www.hcln.ca). HCLN is part of the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning and offers programs at the Captain William Spry, Halifax North, Keshen Goodman, and Spring Garden Road branches of the Halifax Public Libraries.

The story below was written by Cheryl Wood, from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Cheryl is enrolled in literacy classes at the Keshen Goodman Library Adult Learning Program.

Reading to Hayden

by Cheryl Wood

One of my favorite things to do is read children’s books to my son, Hayden. At night Hayden likes to start off by brushing his teeth and jumping into bed. Most of the time he likes to pick out his own two books and when he does they usually end up being the same two he always picks.

Hayden likes to snuggle up close to me as I read to him. He loves to look at all the pictures in the books and talk about them page after page. I enjoy this. He is very curious about everything but when it comes to his books, he has to know everything about what’s going on. Hayden also likes to practice reading them. We go through all the words and sound them out.

Hayden doesn’t normally fall asleep during our book reading time. He is always fully awake and alert and I don’t mind at all. It is one of my many special times with my four year old. I know he will grow out of this phase of me reading him books. But hopefully he will never get bored of them all together. After I finish reading the books to Hayden I give him a little back rub and kiss him good night.

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