Read Aloud

"Children who are read to during infancy and preschool years have better language skills when they start school and are more interested in reading."

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

There are many wonderful resources available to help you with reading to your children. You'll find lots of information, activities, and tips in the links below.

Check the Resources page for additional websites and visit the Books page for great titles to help with choosing books and reading aloud.

10 Read-Aloud Commandments

 

From Mem Fox, the ten commandments of reading aloud.

A Read-Aloud Lesson

 

A wonderful read-aloud lesson from Mem Fox with a step by step audio guide. 

 

Reading Aloud

 

From Reading Rockets, lots of advice, tip sheets and information on reading aloud.

Reading Aloud Tips 

 

From the Literacy Connection, helpful links to tips and resources for reading aloud.

RIF's Guide to Reading Aloud

 

From Reading is Fundamental, this brochure has information about who you should read to, what books to choose, and when, 
where, and how to read aloud.

Helping you Read With Your Child

 

From Australia's Raising Children Network lots of helpful resources and links to help you with reading to your children.

Reading to Children: Why & How to Do it Well

 

Helpful advice from Trevor Cairney on the value of reading aloud, and some dos and don'ts, and helpful strategies.

Read Aloud Resuscitation

 

From Planet Esme, a great list of suggested books for reading aloud to children ages 8 to 13.

Check out the Links to Literacy guide  to reading aloud with your child.

Check out Read Aloud America's guide to some of the best read aloud books. Lists also available by age level.

Mem Fox talks about the whys and hows of reading aloud with young children.

Mem Fox talks about the whys and hows of reading aloud with older children.

Keep reading with your children, parents urged

17 September 2013

Parents should continue reading with their children throughout primary school, urges a report from Oxford Univeristy Press. Too many parents ditch the daily reading habit once their child reaches the age of seven, 

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"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents"

Emilie Buchwald 

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