Judy Steele (aka: Ms Judy) started Wee Read almost 10 years ago at the neighborhood K-8 school, Gale Academy. Judy is an actress and a mom and involved with the Family Matters community. Along with the educational team at Family Matters, Judy launched the idea of an interactive literacy visit with the young children at Gale. Each week she would visit the pre-K and Kindergarten classes and spend about 30 minutes engaging with the children- reading books, talking about books, talking about the subjects that the books brought up. The children eagerly anticipated the visits from Ms. Judy each week and so did the teachers who go a few extra minutes to catch up on other classroom tasks while Ms. Judy visited with the class.
     This spring Judy was supposed to be performing in a world premiere play in New Orleans. When the pandemic grounded everyone, Judy decided to make lemonade out of the situation and somehow continue Wee Read. She had the idea to film herself and make the links available to the teachers who then shared them with parents. Now we are making the stories available to the Family Matters community as a whole!

Thursday, July 23rd

Oh No George!

George is a dog with all the best intentions. And his owner, Harry, has all the best hopes that George will be a well-behaved dog when he leaves him alone for the day. But when George spies a delicious cake sitting on the kitchen table, his resolve starts to waver. You see, George loves cake. . . . Uh-oh. What to do now? It’s so hard to be a good dog when there are cats to chase and flowers to dig up! What ever will Harry say when he gets back?

Tuesday, July 21st

I Will Take a Nap!

In I Will Take a Nap! Gerald is tired and cranky. Will Piggie be in his dreams? Or will she keep Gerald from dreaming at all?

Previous Read Aloud Books

The Princess and the Pea
When a prince sets out to find a princess to marry, he soon discovers this is not a simple task. There is no shortage of so-called princesses, but how can he tell whether or not they are what they claim to be?
Then one night a great storm rages, there comes a knock on the palace gate, and the prince’s life is never the same .
There is a Bird on Your Head!
Gerald the elephant discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head– two birds on your head! Piggie will try to help her best friend.
Fox Makes Friends!
When Fox wants someone to play with, he takes his Mom’s advice and sets off to make a friend. What happens along the way surprises him! Fox is about to make the best friends he could ever hope for, but not in the way he imagined.
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed!
Wilbur is different from the other Naked Mole Rats in his Colony, because he wears clothes (and he likes it!). But what will happen when Grandpah, the oldest, wisest, and most naked Naked Mole Rat ever discovers Wilbur’s secret
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay up Late!
It’s getting dark out, but one stubborn Pigeon is NOT going to bed! Toddlers and parents will love this interactive bedtime romp which puts readers back in the driver’s seat, deflecting Pigeon’s sly trickery as he tries to escape his inevitable bedtime. Will you let him stay up late?
A Big Guy Took My Ball!
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.
Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
In A Big Guy Took My Ball! Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball! Gerald is big, too…but is he big enough to help his best friend?