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Read Alouds

Reading aloud to your children is one of the best things you can do. Here are some online resources, including children's book lists of recommended read alouds, to get you started.

How to Read Aloud to Your Child
Here's a simple "how to" information sheet from your About Children's Books Guide.

Mother Goose Board Books for Little Ones
I recommend these Mother Goose board books because the nursery rhymes are fun to read aloud and very young children will enjoy hearing, and repeating, the rhymes and looking at the illustrations.

The Read-Aloud Handbook
Learn about The Read-Aloud Handbook, Jim Trelease's comprehensive book that covers all facets of reading aloud to your children.

Book Review: Mem Fox's "Reading Magic"
Australian children's author and literacy expert Mem Fox makes a convincing case for the importance of reading aloud to your children from the time they are babies.

Recommended Titles for Reading Aloud
This article, with read-aloud recommendations from kindergarten through high school, is from a site very popular with teachers, Carol Hurst's Children's Literature.

Facts about Reading Aloud
Learn all about the benefits of reading aloud to your children from this article.

Read Aloud Together Comfort Books
These booklists (ages 4-8, 9-12)were compiled for the Parents' Choice Foundation by "critics, teachers, librarians, moms and dads for help giving families some 'time out' from the world."

Reading as A Family
An article about one family's experience with the benefits of reading together, from Al Young's Hearth.

Reading with Your Child at Home
This article by educator Carol Otis Hurst explains the importance of reading aloud to children from the time they are babies and provides tips on how to do it effectively.

Tips on Reading Aloud: The Loving, Personal Gift
Here are tips on reading aloud to your child, from the Reading is Fundamental Web site.

Favorite Children's Books to Read Aloud - Readers Share Favorite Read Alouds
Share the titles of your favorite children's books to read aloud and learn about the favorite read alouds of others.

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