Reading aloud to the children in our homes and our classrooms is of enormous benefit to our children, and here’s why?
- Babies are born learning. From birth to three years, the brain is like a sponge absorbing all that wonderful language and storing it for later use. At age 4 the flood gates open, so read, read, read. (Aloud)
- Books inspire discussion surrounding difficult topics such as friendship, kindness and inclusion. They can be great gateways into resolving trauma.
- Parents and teachers who read aloud inspire their children to see reading as a pleasure, as fun and as a way of relaxing. “Model the behaviour you wish to view”
- It helps parents and teachers to bond. Is there really anything better than seeing a child excited to read the next chapter of the book?
- It’s sets the foundations for literacy skills. Comprehension, phonics, speaking and listening, vocabulary. Read with passion, vigour and excitement and you’ll have your kids hooked!
- The number of words your child knows as they enter kindergarten is a great indicator or their immediate success in learning, understanding and communicating in the classroom. You can help by reading to them.
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