When you see the man in the video below, you’ll want to nominate him for Uncle of the Year. Not only is he perhaps one of the most animated story-time readers I’ve ever seen, he must really love his niece Margot in order to put so much energy into his performance.
In the adorable and funny clip below, you’ll watch the young man read “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”, the children’s book written by Bill Martin, Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle. The cute little girl absolutely loves her uncle’s creative interpretation and can’t stop cracking up.
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The book has been one of the most popular things to read to babies since it was first published back in the mid-1960s. The story uses the power of repetition and lists to engage young readers and listeners. It also helps the babies learn English – as all story-time reading does.
Although the book is engaging enough as it is, Margot’s uncle uses creative tactics and antics to make story time even better than she thought it would be.
With his creative voices and engaging performance, this reading will be one of the most memorable bedtime story readings of little Margot’s life!
As you’ll see when you watch, Margot absolutely loves her uncle’s rendition. She’s enthralled by the way he reads and can’t get enough. Her biggest laugh comes out when he first starts reading the book, and she doesn’t stop the entire time…except at the 1:20-mark. Uncle tries out a new voice and baby Margot just isn’t into it.
Watch what happens when the uncle sits down to read. As soon as he starts, baby Margot bursts into raucous laughter. Maybe she has experienced her uncle’s storytelling antics before because she seems ready to laugh.
Watch how baby Margot loses interest at the 1:15-mark. Uncle needs to readjust to get the baby laughing again.
The video which was posted with the description: “I’m not sure who had more fun here” has gotten more than 300 thousand views since its launch in September 2014.
Here’s what viewers had to say about it in the comments:
“Good job uncle. Nothing like a baby’s laugh!”
“I think I am crushing heavy on the uncle… Of course, the niece is beyond adorbs!”
“Sharing this with the parents in my EARLY LITERACY workshops – so so so super fantastic”
“I love it. This warms my heart beyond words.”
“I had the same feeling of the baby when the guy started talking”
Reading to babies is a great way to introduce them to the English language and prepare them for a lifetime of learning. Not only will they get smarter when you read to them, babies also thrive off the attention from the interaction. Overall, reading to babies is a wonderful activity to do.
Have you ever read to a baby?
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