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Jamina Scippio-McFadden

Jamina Scippio-McFadden and my children, Catherine and Calvin “Jerome.”
Jamina Scippio-McFadden and my children, Catherine and Calvin “Jerome.”

When we read:

One of our favorite times to read is right before bed. We also read traffic signs when driving, recipes when cooking, menus at restaurants, maps on vacation, titles of books at the library, and programs at church and other events. When playing school at home, we take turns being the teacher and "reading to the class."

What we like to read:

We read many books. Some of our favorites are: One Love (Cedella Marley), Please, Baby, Please (Spike and Tonya Lee), A Letter to Amy, Peter's Chair, Snowy Day (and any book by Ezra Jack Keats), Dancing in the Wings (Debbie Allen), The Tooth Book (Dr. Suess), Game Day (Ronde and Tiki Barber), Grace for President (Kelly DiPucchio), and all other Dr. Seuss books, Fancy Nancy books and books about superheroes.

Why:

Catherine – "Reading helps my vocabulary. I use reading in all my subjects like math, social studies, science, and health."

Calvin "Jerome" – "I like it when the words and pictures go together. Then I can tell a story from the pictures and pick out words I know. I want to know the author and illustrator of the book."

Why reading is important:

We use reading throughout the day. It helps Catherine and Jerome learn many new things about animals, places, presidents, careers, people, objects and other things they are interested in. We started reading to them right after they were born.

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