Stories Bring Us Together for Laughter and Cuddles; They Had Years of Enjoyment Reading to Their Own Children - Now These Grandmothers Are Thrilled to Be Passing Their Love of Literature Down to Their Younger Relatives
Grace-Ann Little and Wendy Morton
Eva, one, is the first grandchild for friends and in-laws Grace-Ann and Wendy, so there's always one gran on hand for story time. Grace-Ann said: "I love reading to Eva and I can see how much she enjoys it. We read lots of nursery rhyme books and I'm delighted to be teaching Eva the same songs and rhymes that I taught her dad. It's wonderful to see her laughing and clapping." Wendy said: "It's one of our favourite things to do and I hope it will give her a lifelong love of books."
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Reading has always been a favourite pastime for Alison and her grandchildren, Gracie, seven, Struan, five, Alfie, three, and Luke, eight months. Alison said: "I love watching the expressions on their faces. The Hairy McLary books by Lynley Dodd are always a huge hit. The rhyming prose is wonderful for developing their phonological awareness, their auditory skills and their imagination. I'm looking forward to moving on to Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree."
Charlie and Amelia may only be two and one respectively but they already love climbing up on gran Kathleen's knee for story time. "It's lovely when they bring books for you to read," said Kathleen. "Charlie loves anything with counting games, farms and animals. Amelia enjoys the touch and feel books, especially if they have windows that open. There Were Ten In The Bed is brilliant fun as we make up sounds for each page."
Having spent years reading to her six older grandchildren, who range in age from nine to 22, Elsie's youngest grandchildren Jack, six, and Abbi, four, now get the benefit of her storytelling experience. …