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President Obama’s Storytime

President Obama read to children at the White House Easter event like a real storytime professional. In reading Where the Wild Things Are, he howled the terrible howl and showed the terrible claws. And he responded like a champ to the kid — and there’s one in every storytime — saying, “I can’t see!”


(Thanks to Lessons from the Tortoise and Well-Read Child for the links. You made my day.)

5 comments:

Sadako said...

Awww! this was adorable.

peaceful reader said...

Obama does a great job reading, and being one with the book and the kids! He could have been a librarian in another life!

tanita davis said...

This made me laugh. Now, all he has to do is get a little more familiar with the book and then read it backwards and upside down -- like a librarian or an early childhood teacher!

morninglight mama said...

Fantastic-- although he committed a real rookie mistake there, I have to say... no mention of the author when he introduced the book! (As a former preschool teacher, I take my reading aloud very seriously!)

Thanks for sharing this-- I've passed it along as well. :)

Minh said...

I noticed that he didn't say the author's name too--I hope Fox News doesn't bust him for plagiarism or failure to correctly site his sources...