Do you want to know the easiest way to connect with your kids and help them reach their full potential? Read Aloud to them! It’s really that simple. In this episode we cover the importance of reading aloud, tips to make it go more smoothly, and we give you some of our favorite books.
Benefits from Reading Aloud:
Reading aloud is a great and easy way to help children reach their full potential
Great way to connect with your kids
Supports healthy brain development
Sets a foundation for success later in school and life
Promotes language development and early literacy skills
Knowledge of a broad vocabulary
Teaches kids to listen
Builds motivation, curiosity, and memory
Takes children to places and times they have never been
Teaches empathy allows them to walk in someone else’s shoes
Ideas for Success:
Keep it short
Give busy kids something to do
Pick fun books
Keep it simple-you can start with picture books
Break it up-read with older kids than younger kids
The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah McKenzie
The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
Half Magic by Edward Eager
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Hi! I am an elementary school teacher looking to begin homeschooling my children next year. I love read aloud and the many benefits they offer. I have a child with autism and adhd. She has a difficult time sitting still and focusing on something like a read aloud for an extended period of time. I think it’s possible! I just feel like it will take time to adjust. My daughter is 7, almost 8. My other daughter is 4 1/2. Do you have any suggestions for read aloud for the young babies and those with a shorter attention span?
PS I LOVE and appreciate your podcast! I’m starting at the beginning and listening through!