Milwaukee teacher inspires kids 1 word at a time; ‘Reading can be fun’

Milwaukee Teachers inspire kids with one word at a time

When Lorraine Moore opens a life-size book, children gather to listen to her read. Moore is the creator and author of two published children’s books, with two more in the works.

When Lorraine Moore opens a life-size book, children gather to listen to her read. Moore is the creator and author of two published children’s books, with two more in the works.

“I just want children to enjoy reading and children to enjoy reading through games and books,” said Moore.

It may come as a surprise that Moore hasn’t always had a passion for reading.

“I would read, but I just got by. I didn’t want to study and know that I could achieve more in life, but I didn’t know that I could do more in life,” said Moore.

It was only when Moore opened her own daycare center in 2010 to attract young people that Moore discovered her love for reading and a knack for writing children’s books.

“I just decided to write a book in 2010. From 2011 to 2012 I published my first book called ‘LidOO WidOO’s Golden Daycare’, “she said.

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The two main characters are twins named LidOO and WidOO, who go on adventures where imagination and pedagogical lessons are intertwined.

“LidOO, he’s something of the leader. He pretty much leads the pack. He’s a bit bossy and his sister WidOO at the same time, she’s the follower and she just does pretty much everything he says, but she always is curious about those at the same time, “she said.

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Moore loves singing songs she composed to help children get involved.

“I want you to want to read, to want to pick up a book even if you can’t read the words. The pictures would just give you some kind of encouragement,” she said.

Moore’s journey to publish books has not always been easy, especially during a pandemic.

“Because of COVID, that kind of kept me from going to schools and libraries and other other events,” she said.

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Moore shares another fight she has faced over the years.

“Getting the support was the biggest challenge,” said Moore.

Still, Moore is on a mission.

“It’s about the younger ones rising up behind us and I want them to just have a better life. I want them to have better chances in life, ”he said.

Moore decided to close her daycare center and concentrate fully on her craft.

“The impact I gave the kids even though the characters learned that reading can be fun,” said Moore.

Moore says through her books that she will continue to teach important life lessons to her children – and her story doesn’t end there. Moore will soon have a children’s book for Christmas and plans to publish more songs for children.

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