Please Read To Me
A child’s plea for love and literacy
By Pam Leo
Read to me, please read to me
Right from the very start.
Just as good food grows my body,
Good stories grow my brain and heart.
Read stories to me in my bed,
And in the rocking chair,
In the garden, in the bathroom,
Please read to me everywhere.
Please read me a wake up story,
A breakfast story, a story with my snack,
Another story with my lunch,
And two before my nap.
Please give me picture books to look at
When we’re driving in the car,
And audio-books to listen to
As we travel near and far.
Read me stories in the kitchen,
And stories in the bath.
Please read me this same one again,
It always makes us laugh.
A story is a special treat,
Always a delight.
Reading keeps us connected,
Morning, noon, and night.
Every time you read to me
Our bond grows a little stronger.
Your reading feels like love to me,
And I always want it longer.
Read to me? Please?
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