I have been volunteering for smart for 15 years. A story that stands out in my mind is an experience with a little boy I read to when I was reading at Fairhaven. I sat down with him and began to read him a book. He continued to say he did not want to listen to it. He turned and faced the other way, and refused to participate.
Although he was facing the other direction, I continued to read. He would sneak a look over at the book, and then quickly look away. I kept reading, and he continued to sneak more and more peaks at the book. He didn’t want to get interested, but he did! It was a great thing to see.
I love reading to the children. As long as it stays enjoyable, I will continue to read. The kids have always been great. I just plain enjoy them!