My ultimate goal is to teach literacy through quality and diverse literature for you and your family to enjoy together. I want you to have the best strategies for reading aloud available. This will ensure you can not only teach children how to read, but how children change the world through reading.
Today, I am going to walk you through practical strategies for reading aloud with children. I will also be recommending high quality and multicultural literature for children. By doing this, my hope is for children to connect reading instruction with empathy. This appreciation for other cultures and people can be accomplished through diverse books, cultural experiences, and learning multiple languages.
Top Strategies for Reading Aloud
With children 3 and under, the most common question you will find adults asking while reading is “what’s that?” Today, I want to give you an arsenal of questions to ask beyond “what’s that?” to keep a child’s attention during a reading session. I am going to share with you effective strategies for reading aloud to keep children (and parents) interested in the amazing and multicultural books you have at home.
Take the guesswork out of what questions to ask when reading with babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. Use my do’s and don’ts checklist to increase comprehension and reduce frustration. We can agree that reading with young children should be a pleasurable experience. However, there are pitfalls during read aloud sessions that you will want to avoid.
Avoid the Read Aloud Pitfalls
After reading thousands of books children, I have made my fair share of errors and mistakes. I want you to learn from my mistakes with an arsenal of expert tips and tricks on how to use diverse and multicultural books to teach literacy skills. Together, we can help young children fall in love with reading with the following strategies for beginner readers. Additionally, we can cultivate a more empathetic and compassionate attitude through the diverse representation of characters in books they are reading.
You can read my full article in my column on The Parent Voice.
Tips for Reading with Kids
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