I was watching my book area today. I took note of 4 different children “reading” a book outloud and after reading each page they would turn it around and show their audience the pictures. They turned the page and repeated the process. Over and over. Book after book. It was cute.
They must have been reading to some imaginary person because not one child was listening to the readers. Of course, even if someone had been listening I don’t know that they would have been able to hear or understand the reader they had chosen due to the fact that all four were reading out loud at the same time.
But that doesn’t matter. They were having fun. They were taking pleasure in the simple act of reading and that’s all that matters in the end.