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Blog - Early Childhood Tips & Tricks

Dos in Reading Aloud (Part 4)

Nov. 30, 2014

Finally, here’s the last portion of reading aloud tips for you and your little bookworms.

  • Leave time for discussion after reading a story.
  • Bring a third dimension to the story: besides just reading add more activities related to the topic of the story. Cook muffins, cut out characters, make jigsaw puzzles, etc.
  • Fidgety children find it difficult to stay concentrated on a story. Pencils, crayons, and paper would allow them to keep their hands busy.
  • Father’s reading helps to dissociate books from women teachers and brings back the popularity of reading.
  • Read yourself for pleasure – parents act as role models for their kids.
  • Allocate time every day for the child to read by himself even if it mean just turning the pages.
  • When a child wants to read to YOU, it is better for the book to be easy rather than challenging. If the child is struggling with reading a book that is a bit out of their reading level, it very well might turn them off of reading forever. That is not what we want to happen!

We hope, you’ll find them useful. If you have more ideas about reading aloud, please share them with our community on Facebook. Thank you!