Reasons to Read Aloud

I will be sharing quite a bit about reading aloud with my kids and our favorite read alouds.  It is a subject near and dear to my heart.  

The kids and I began curling up with good books when they were in diapers. And the book adventures have not ended!

Readaloud

“Story-time with Mama” by Breezy Brookshire, 2011

 

Reading aloud is vital to children’s language development and in many other areas as well. 
And I am not the only one who thinks so!  ( It’s nice when others agree with you, isn’t it?! )

Here are three articles that discuss it further.

http://adc.bmj.com/content/93/7/554.short

http://edsource.org/2015/study-says-reading-aloud-to-children-more-than-talking-builds-literacy/82045

http://www.reachoutandread.org/why-we-work/importance-of-reading-aloud/

Reading a book to a child not only builds literacy, it bonds you together as you share stories and time together.

When attention spans were short, we would pull out a simple picture book and read it before bed.

Then as attention spans grew, chapter books captured our attention & had them begging for “one more chapter!”

Now with my trio all in double digits and able to read themselves, there is a lure that brings us all together at read aloud time.

All it takes is a great book. 

Do you read aloud to your children?