READING ALOUD TO CHILDREN is INTERACTIVE!
Parents, Grandparents, Other Family Members, Child Care Providers and Community all play a role in a child’s reading success by reading aloud!
- Reading success begins at birth and it begins at HOME. Talk, Talk, Talk, to your child to build vocabulary and understanding of how our language sounds and its structure.
- Reading success begins with parents and others, reading aloud to children.
- “The more words an 8-month-old hears, the larger their vocabulary will be when they are 3 years old.” http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/10/13/reading-aloud-teaches- many-lessons/73881204/
- Children’s books are rich with vocabulary that is not a part of most conversation.
- The larger the vocabulary development by the time a child enters Kindergarten, research shows this child will have greater reading success.
- Children’s listening comprehension is higher than their reading comprehension so you can and should read books of appropriate content that are above the child’s reading ability level.
- Provide very young children with the ‘sensory experience’ of reading. Learning to hold a book in the proper reading position, turning the pages, following words from left to right with return sweep, using the pictures to help understand the story and talking with your child about the story are ALL important skills for reading success. These are measured as CONCEPTS ABOUT PRINT.
- A study conducted by pediatricians shows “children with more home-read alouds have greater activity in the parts of the brain that help with mental (concept) imagery and narrative comprehension.” http://www.businessinsider.com/what-tony-robbins-read-to-his-kids-2015-10
SO WHAT IS YOUR TAKE AWAY? Reading lasts a lifetime. “Don’t stop reading aloud and talking to children once they enter school. Reading aloud to your children continues to help them develop language and reading skills and provides great opportunities to talk with your child and encourage them to think about the world around them and learn about subjects that might not come up otherwise.” –Diane Adams, Guest Columnist.
There are many books out there that have cute characters, and inspiring, encouraging, messages. http://www.businessinsider.com/what-tony-robbins-read-to-his-kids-2015-10
Buckaroo Buckeye™–A Little Nut with Big Dreams™ [https://buckaroobuckeye.com/shop/] provides just that! This story offers children inspiration and encouragement to dream and believe in themselves on their life journey of self-discovery! This read aloud is a platform for parents to discuss and discover their child’s passions and desires and encourage them down the pathway toward reading success. This language rich story follows Buckaroo on his journey as he dodges the bumps and bullies along the way!
Happy trails to all!