Ruthie’s parents were told she’d never read.
Evelyn often can’t find her words.
Together they read a book today.
You should have seen the look on E’s face Monday morning when Ruthie and her sisters arrived for their reading lessons! She beamed!! She loves when kids come visit.
The girls have been told they are helping Miss Evelyn (whose brain is a bit broken) by reading aloud to her. They are glad to help.
In reality, they are all helping each other.
Evelyn has a master’s degree in education. She loves helping children read. And the girls need a little help with their reading this summer.
Everyone wins in this deal! Including their mom and me since we get to sit on the porch and chat during these reading sessions.
I encourage you to ask around at church or your local library. Maybe there is a homeschool family like Ruthie’s who could read to your person with dementia. You could possibly meet at the library if your person is able. What a fun outing!!!
Reading Lessons are part of our “Routine.” I learned about the importance of Routine in “Dementia with Grace” by Vicky Noland Fitch.