“In the great, green room - there was a telephone and a red balloon; And a picture of the cow jumping over the moon.” ~ Goodnight Moon
It has been well over 15 years or more since I have read those words to a little one sitting on my lap. But, as if it were only yesterday, the words come clearly to my mind. It seems like a perfect picture of how powerful words are, or, to be more exact, how powerful reading is.
Hello friends! I’m Nicole Chaplain. Married 25 years to my high school sweetheart. Mom of two, lovely daughters, one a college junior and one a high school junior. Both the center of my heart. A Third grade teacher who adores all things learning. Cheer coach. Regular church attendee. Lover of exercise, healthy food, adventures with family, and reading.
Oh – did I mention that I love reading? Reading allows me to escape to other places. Reading is the building block of all intelligence. It is the true backbone to building understanding in all areas. Like I tell my sweet, third grade students daily: reading is the bridge to new worlds. It really is! And Frederick Douglas said it even better: “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” I invite you to begin a new journey into the world of sharing all about Literacy and Reading.
It is my joy to meet you. And it will be my joy to share all good things about the love of Literacy and Reading. For me, it sure is a big one!
Until next time, some food for thought ~