INSPIRING EARLY READERS: Author on a Mission

Pamela Beckford dresses up as a brightly coloured butterfly to inspire kids as she reads to them throughout her local community. She is encouraging early literacy in an unusual yet simple way. It would be lovely to see more parents and grandparents take up the gauntlet and spare just a few minutes a week to read to students at schools and preschools. Maybe then we would help teachers increase our students literacy skills.

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

Early last winter, I discovered that one of my author friends regularly metamorphoses into “Blossom the Butterfly” to share her love of reading with pre-school and elementary school children. I asked Pamela to share her story. Opportunities abound for all of us! ~ Bette A. Stevens

CHILDHOOD LITERACY: Sharing the love of reading

Guest post by author Pamela Beckford

IMG_2405How did I get so involved in childhood literacy? I’ve asked myself that question dozens of times. I’m not a teacher, nor did I ever have any aspirations of being a teacher. I’m not a librarian, nor did I ever have any desire to be a librarian. But I am an avid reader myself and I have seen how much reading means to me personally.

I have the world’s best job as CEO of a local United Way. We have a goal of making sure that 90% of all children in…

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I write children's short chapter books and picture books for early and reluctant readers. Boys and girls struggling to learn to read and ESL students. My books are light, humorous and entertaining for the entire family.

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2 comments on “INSPIRING EARLY READERS: Author on a Mission
  1. Thanks, Sandra. HAPPY WRITING & READING! ❤

  2. No problem Bette, I really enjoyed reading this one. 🙂

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