The do’s and don’ts of reading aloud to young children


Dos-and-Donts-of-Read-Alouds-by-Teach-Preschool“Today in our ongoing book study of “The Read-Aloud Handbook” by Jim Trelease, I have the pleasure of sharing chapter 4 with you which is titled “The Do’s and Don’ts of Read-Alouds”Chapter 4 is a list of Do’s and Don’ts that cover a broad range of ages and stages in the read-aloud experience so for the purpose of this post, I have selected a few of the points that I think are the most relevant to those of us reading to young children. Be sure to note that I am only highlighting some of the tips shared in the book today.Begin reading to children as soon as possible. The younger you start them, the easier it is.Choose books for infants and toddlers that include rhymes, songs, and repetition to stimulate language and listening.Read as often as you and the child have time for.Start with pictures books with only a few words on the page then gradually move on to books with more and more text and fewer pictures.

Before you begin to read, always say the name of the book and introduce the author and illustrator, no matter how many times you have read the book.
The first time you read the book, discuss the illustrations on the cover of the book and ask the child(ren) what they think the book will be about.” To read further please click this link:

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