I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Lavar Burton at an educational conference. Mr. Burton impacted the lives of children through his TV series, "Reading Rainbow". He inspired me to do the same thing.

With the same passion, I look forward to children falling in love with reading.

Sign up for Read Alouds and Story Time.

So what are Read Alouds?  If you’ve ever watch Youtube; you will see a person, reading a book.  It is perfect for children to develop their listening skills but it is not interactive.

STORY TIME WITH GRANDMA JOY however, takes on a new level of engagement. Children are surprised and excited as I call out their name to tell the next twist or turn happening in a story.

We use eyes, ears, mouth, body movement and speech to:
   • Reinforce skills and concepts learned in school
   • Build background knowledge
   • Increase Reading Level