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AyanEva Donating Member (428 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 02:33 PM
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34. THIS.
Edited on Wed Feb-25-09 02:35 PM by AyanEva
PA is a "work first" state. I just made an entry in my LJ last night about this topic. I'm supposed to be part of a panel discussion for Black History Month this Saturday and my topic is education since I work in that field. There are so many things that play into it and sometimes it's just not as simple as, "turn of the TV and read to your kid." Often times it is that simple, but there are an equal number of times when it's not.

One of our students gets up at 3AM to go work at the meat plant and gets home at 5PM, then goes to GED class from 6:00PM to 8:30PM. When is he going to have time to read, especially if his wife is working full-time too?
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  -"Turn off the TV, put away the video games, and read to your child" guitar man  Feb-25-09 01:27 PM   #0 
  - I read to my son from the day he came home from the hospital. He's now 39 and reads about  sinkingfeeling   Feb-25-09 01:29 PM   #1 
  - Some of us have to work...  Oregone   Feb-25-09 01:29 PM   #2 
  - oh I agree  guitar man   Feb-25-09 01:32 PM   #4 
  - Ah yeah, we do that every single night  Oregone   Feb-25-09 01:33 PM   #5 
  - You can make time  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-25-09 01:35 PM   #7 
     - amen. nt  wtmusic   Feb-25-09 01:45 PM   #19 
  - i guess it depends on the tv.  ejpoeta   Feb-25-09 02:43 PM   #35 
  - ok then  Parche   Feb-25-09 01:30 PM   #3 
  - I was raised by a single mom  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-25-09 01:33 PM   #6 
  - I read Keats to my son when he was little.  CTyankee   Feb-25-09 01:37 PM   #10 
  - To the greatest page with you!  Wheezy   Feb-25-09 01:37 PM   #8 
  - thanks  guitar man   Feb-25-09 02:03 PM   #27 
  - And this is why welfare-to-work was such a horrendous idea.  strategery blunder   Feb-25-09 01:37 PM   # 
  - He probably doesn't get that because he found time  treestar   Feb-25-09 01:42 PM   #16 
  - I hear you  guitar man   Feb-25-09 01:43 PM   #17 
  - I hope so too.  strategery blunder   Feb-25-09 01:54 PM   #24 
     - I hope so too  guitar man   Feb-25-09 01:58 PM   #25 
  - THIS.  AyanEva   Feb-25-09 02:33 PM   #34 
  - Let's teach them to critically examine the written word *and* video.  Orsino   Feb-25-09 01:37 PM   #9 
  - There is the "mesmerizing" factor of TV  wtmusic   Feb-25-09 01:44 PM   #18 
     - Yeah, Look What Happend To Bjork.  jayfish   Feb-25-09 02:57 PM   #42 
  - That pic reminds me of when I read to my little girls  liberal N proud   Feb-25-09 01:38 PM   #11 
  - My parents read to me until I learned how to read about the time my sister  kestrel91316   Feb-25-09 01:39 PM   #12 
  - A great feeling is it not?  wtmusic   Feb-25-09 01:40 PM   #13 
  - Beats the hell out of: "Jes' go shoppin'! Go buy stuff!"  Aristus   Feb-25-09 01:41 PM   #14 
  - This teacher applauds you! n/t  countingbluecars   Feb-25-09 01:41 PM   #15 
  - Violent books rot the mind and lead to school shootings.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Feb-25-09 01:45 PM   #20 
  - If not for Catcher in the Rye, we might still have John Lennon. (nt)  FatDave   Feb-25-09 02:53 PM   #39 
  - K&R  Uzybone   Feb-25-09 01:46 PM   #21 
  - My parents read to me  blueraven95   Feb-25-09 01:47 PM   #22 
  - right on, and isn't that the truth.  bdamomma   Feb-25-09 01:50 PM   #23 
  - It doesn't even have to be reading. It can be  roody   Feb-25-09 01:58 PM   #26 
  - absolutely  guitar man   Feb-25-09 02:08 PM   #28 
  - We found a balance between TV and reading.  Geoff R. Casavant   Feb-25-09 02:09 PM   #29 
  - My girls got books  laylah   Feb-25-09 02:11 PM   #30 
  - I love that picture....  Hepburn   Feb-25-09 02:24 PM   #31 
  - thanks!  guitar man   Feb-25-09 02:27 PM   #32 
  - We always read to our kids and they both grew up to be.......  Bonhomme Richard   Feb-25-09 02:30 PM   #33 
  - Of course everyone should read to their kids.  FatDave   Feb-25-09 02:44 PM   #36 
  - I agree  guitar man   Feb-25-09 02:54 PM   #40 
  - that picture is PRECIOUS!what a good daddy!  w8liftinglady   Feb-25-09 02:45 PM   #37 
  - thanks!  guitar man   Feb-25-09 02:55 PM   #41 
  - my children have shelves and closet overflowing with books. yea to book. they are top  seabeyond   Feb-25-09 02:46 PM   #38 
  - Here's something else I'd advise:  SheilaT   Feb-25-09 03:05 PM   #43 
  - kids hardly ever watch tv. so little kid appropriate today... literally  seabeyond   Feb-25-09 05:13 PM   #50 
     - The various science shows can be very good  SheilaT   Feb-25-09 11:43 PM   #52 
  - My son is nearly a month old  semillama   Feb-25-09 03:10 PM   #44 
  - awwww...  guitar man   Feb-25-09 03:18 PM   #47 
  - Step 2: Have your child read to you.  BlooInBloo   Feb-25-09 03:10 PM   #45 
  - but my child is 30  spanone   Feb-25-09 03:13 PM   #46 
  - that's no excuse  guitar man   Feb-25-09 03:19 PM   #48 
  - Then the "kid" should  SheilaT   Feb-25-09 04:29 PM   #49 
  - That's so great!  Haole Girl   Feb-25-09 05:14 PM   #51 
  - My kids are avid readers.  Lugnut   Feb-26-09 12:07 AM   #53 
  - That's right, it's good public speaking practice  fortyfeetunder   Feb-26-09 02:37 AM   #54 
  - I will read to my child  sakabatou   Feb-26-09 02:52 AM   #55 

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