Children’s Book Week, May 1st-7th, is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the United States. What better time than this week to share some tips and ideas on how to promote reading aloud at home, school, and everywhere in between!
Check out the NAEYC article, “Reading Aloud with Children of All Ages,” that gives tips for ways to read with children of all ages. There are separate tip sheets for each age group, with great ideas here for classroom use and could also be a great resource for parents!
Another great resource for age-based read aloud tip sheets that are available in 11 different languages.
Delaware Public Libraries offer a variety of day time and evening free activities. Check out the calendar of activities. Search by your preferred library location to find all sorts of fabulous activities for the month of May and every other month of the year. These activities are great opportunities for a low-cost field trip, a great family event, or simply a fun idea to offer to your families Some highlights for this month include…
- PAWS for People at several different libraries….sign up to share a read aloud with your child and a dog
- Pajama Story Time at the Bear Library
- Book Babies, Toddler Tales, and Preschool Story Time at a variety of locations
Reading Rockets is a great resource for information on a variety of literacy topics. They provide tips on how to choose the best read aloud books for different ages.