For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

We Read Children’s Books Out Loud — Videos for Kids

For the Love of Reading is a signature program of Hope Communities to foster strong literacy development for youth, while at the same time, helping parents as they struggle to provide academic and youth enrichment programs while home-schooling during the pandemic. Initiated by Hope’s Board of Directors, the program has grown to include volunteer readers from throughout the community.

The entire series can be viewed on our YouTube channel.



4. The Very Quiet Cricket, by Eric Carle
(Read by Sharon Knight)

Earlier Videos in the Series


3. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter
(Read by Beth Fischer)


2. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, by Dr. Seuss
(Read by Gwen Kochman)


1. Bart’s Escape Out the Gate, by Lisa Reinicke
(Read by the Author)