Tagged with benefits of reading aloud

Encouraged.

Over the last few days I have become discouraged. Sad that there are children out there who aren’t regularly read to. Shocked when teachers tell me that there are children starting school who don’t know which way up a book should go. Disappointed that there isn’t more help for parents who are illiterate. Frustrated that … Continue reading

The Importance of Reading Aloud

I know a tiny bit about early childhood development from my dear friend Miss L, who is a kindergarten teacher and the mother of two amazing little girls. Before I had my daughter, Miss L would tell me all sorts of funny little things her daughter was up to developmentally. My brain was always quick … Continue reading

Let’s Party in May and June

We all know that children learn through play. And we all know that reading aloud to our children from birth has so many proven benefits that, as parents, we clamber to find beautiful new stories to read to our little ones every chance we get. There is nothing new to be found in what I … Continue reading