Read Aloud Resources
Date posted: September 26, 2018
Today’s tip on the Fostering Literacy calendar is Read aloud. Here are some how-to tips, from Kate Messner’s How to Read a Story.
More tips on reading aloud are available at:
- Build Baby’s Brain with Books
- How to Read Aloud to a Child That Won’t Sit Still
- Read Early and Often
- 5 Tips for Reading Aloud to More than One Child
- Reading Tips for Parents (in Multiple Languages)
The PBS Parents Child Development Tracker has a good series on the benefits of reading aloud to different age groups, up to 8 years of age. Here’s a sample for toddlers and preschoolers:
- The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Two-Year-Old
- The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Three-Year-Old
- The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Four-Year-Old
- The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Five-Year-Old
Reading aloud to babies is also recommended. Here are 13 Things Babies Learn When We Read to Them.
Reading aloud builds more than reading skills. Enjoying books together creates memories. Do you remember a book that someone read to you?