Monday, October 22, 2012

# 46 Reading aloud to your child...

Do you still read aloud to your kids?  

I sure hope so!  

Sometimes, parents feel they don't need to once their kids begin reading themselves.  

It's quite the opposite!  

Reading aloud to your child is:

... high quality, snuggle on the couch, "together" time

... a chance to model "good" reading (appropriate phrasing, volume, expression, etc.)

... an opportunity to expose your child to a variety of authors and genres, fiction and non-fiction

... a way to expand their vocabulary and general knowledge

An added bonus...the child who reads and is read to daily often tends to do much better at school! 

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