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:

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Dialogic Reading

Shared Reading

Picture Book Walk

This Month's ECRR Featured Titles

Polar Bear, Polar Bear what do you hear book cover

Title:
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr, illustrated by Eric Carle

Skills:
• Vocabulary

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading


Extend the Book with a polar bear winter scene

One Christmas Bear Book Cover

Title:
One Christmas Bear by Anne Kennedy

Skills:
• Background Knowledge
• Vocabulary
• Print Awareness
• Phonological Awareness

Practices:
• Reading

Extend the Book with a polar bear winter scene