Reading Aloud and Early Literacy

Reading Helps Children Learn:

Parent reading with a child

In other words, reading aloud can teach children all the oral language components they need to know in order to become successful readers. But perhaps the most important thing reading out loud can teach children is a love of reading. If the reading aloud experience is fun and pleasurable, a child will want to learn to read and will work hard to learn, even if it is sometimes a struggle. So...

HOW we read with young children is every bit as important - or more important! - as how often we read with them.Reading to a child encourages several important skills!

For example:

Here are three great ways to read aloud with a child:

Every Child Ready to Read Logo

Dialogic Reading

Shared Reading

Picture Book Walk

This Month's ECRR Featured Titles

One Little Two Little Three Little Pilgrims book cover

Title:
Not Yet, Zebra by Lou Kuenzler and Julia Woolf

Skills:
• Print Awareness
• Vocabulary

Practices:
• Talking
• Writing

Extend the book with a Z is for zebra craft!

Full of Fall Book Cover

Title:
Playful Little Penguins by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Skills:
• Print Awareness
• Phonological Awareness

Practices:
• Reading
• Singing
• Writing

Extend the Book with a paper penguin!