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Have you heard of having a "Reading Corner" in your home. You might be asking what is a reading corner, it’s a special area designed to create fun and warmth when reading aloud to your children. A reading corner can and will support your idea of reading aloud to your children. This is a picture of my reading corner.

I am very excited to announce that I have established “GRANDMA GRAPES READING CORNER” for the purpose providing parents with videos on YouTube, Facebook and other social media. My goal is to record the reading aloud of picture books, both my own and other author’s to give parents and children access to Reading Aloud experiences. Taking the time to Read Aloud to your children is one of the most important activities you can do to build their literacy and background knowledge.

You might be wondering where the name Grandma Grapes Reading Corner came from. Let me tell you the story behind the name. It was the fall of 2006, My daughter, her three daughters, and my first and only great-grandson were canning peaches. As we worked we talked about what Ryder, my little Great Grandson, should call me. We finally decided upon the name of Grandma Great. That seemed like a good name so we tried it on for good size. Well as it turned out he couldn't say great and so he started calling me Grandma Grape. Now as the saying goes ‘The rest is history’ all of my great-grandchildren call me Grandma Grape.


I just finished videoing me Reading Aloud my second book BUMMER Our PET BIGHORN SHEEP. The Recording was done by Brian Luke of Keylime Video Productions. It will take a few days for Brian and his partner Rob Peterson to finish the editing the video. I invite you to watch for this post.

The first reading of my book, There was a Moose at Clifford Street, is already on my YouTube Channel Click here to go to YouTube

It was recorded last month. A Big Thanks to my friends and family for their positive responses to this video. It is so much fun to see your names and your comments and to know that you are doing well.

My reading corner still needs some tweaking to make it a powerful reading corner. I am looking for ideas to use in Grandma Grape’s Reading Corner. If you have any would you please share some with me? Thank You

Make sure you visit my website and join our mailing list. Follow up on YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest and Linkedin.

Jylene Morgan is a retired educator. She is passionate about the importance of reading aloud to children from top quality children’s books. Writing about her life experiences she captivates her audience by telling the tales of her family’s adventures. The first several books are written about funny exchanges that occur when human and wild animal’s lives come together.

To read more about me, my passion for reading aloud to children and my books go to Make sure you join our mailing list so you can be the first to know when Jylene's next book, BUMMER and the Nanny Goat, is available.


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