When I came across MrsReadForFun’s YouTube channel, I fell in love with her videos highlighting various books for kids. I chatted with her about her channel. I thought you’d love to hear her insider peek on how she runs her channel.
What inspired you to create your MrsReadForFun YouTube channel?
My son, a screenwriter, who knew about my passion for children’s books, came up with the idea. His exact words were “Mom, one minute cliffhanger video reviews of your favorite books that are posted on your own YouTube channel.”
How do you create content?
I look for books that I know will develop a passion for reading in each child. These will be books by Newbery winners, New York Times best selling authors, and new authors. After reading each book, I write my review. I am blessed with a creative videographer who films me and inserts outstanding graphics and music.
What are some ways students, parents, and educators can use your videos?
My videos are a terrific resource to learn about outstanding books. Check out the video Dragonfell by Sarah Prineas!
Shendel Haimes was a reading specialist for Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland for 30 years and a reading specialist for a private school in Irvine, CA for 5 years. She has a M.A. in Education with specialization in reading from NYU.