reading aloud

The Enchanted Hour

Just in time for World Read Aloud Day, the Decoda Library has added a copy of The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction to its collection. It’s an in-depth, readable exploration of the power of reading aloud – for all ages. For some hints about the book’s contents,… Read more

Magic of Reading Aloud

Need more convincing that reading aloud to children isn’t just for little ones? Read 5 Reasons Why Reading Aloud with Older Kids Is the Absolute Best.

Read Aloud Resources

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… Read more

Reading Aloud to Adult Students

We know that reading aloud to children promotes their reading. What about reading aloud to adults? The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Adult Students outlines why you might have reading aloud as part of your adult literacy program. Click here to read the article. The idea of reading aloud was explored last month in… Read more

Stuffed Animals Can Promote Reading

We know that reading aloud to dogs can help children who are struggling. New research from Okayama University, Kanazawa University, Osaka Institute of Technology and Kyushu University in Japan shows that stuffed animals can also be an effective way of getting children to read. The experiment and what they discovered is described in Sleepovers with… Read more

To Raise a Reader

Today marks the start of Raise-a-Reader Week! One of the clearest pieces of advice for raising a reader is to read to a child. Many parents do just that, but may stop once a child can read on their own. Doug Lemov on how to ‘push the margins’ of what children can read is a… Read more

World Read Aloud Day

Today is World Read Aloud Day!  Take time today to read aloud. Evidence underlines the importance of reading aloud for developing children’s language and learning skills. But the research on what happens to the brain during reading aloud is more preliminary. For a brief description of some suggestive recent research on effects of reading aloud… Read more