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I’m thinking about writing a book that would reveal to parents exactly how many times it takes to get through ONE page of a story when you’re reading to 20 preschoolers.

Don’t misunderstand me, I know there are some who would sit and listen all day, however, those are far and few between. We should never give up on encouraging children to love books. One day they will want someone to read to them. Until then….

Once upon a time, there was a dinosaur who went to school.  It was about 30 inches tall (about YOUR height – pointing to students), and it LOVED to eat ….. (Johnny, please sit down on your pockets. Thank you.)

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Once upon a time, there was a dinosaur who went to school. It was only about 30 inches tall (about YOUR height), and it loved to eat… (Johnny, please sit down on your pockets. Thank you.)

It loved to eat carrots ….. (Jeremy, please put your mask on. Thank you.)

It loved to eat….. (Betsy, please stop staring at Johnny. Look forward.)

It loved….(Eddie, please stop stomping your feet.)

It…(Yes, Cindy, you can go to the bathroom.)

(No, Camillia, it’s not time for lunch. We just had snacks.)

(Cindy raises hand. Cindy, you JUST went to the bathroom. You REALLY didn’t go, did you?)

It loved to eat carrots and students who don’t want to hear a story about dinosaurs.

The end.

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