27: How to Read Aloud
We've all heard the science that says reading aloud is the best thing we can do for our kids' development, no matter their age. But even when we understand the why, we sometimes get tripped up by the details of the how.
Join us for Creative Mama [Episode 27] as we discuss ideas for incorporating this habit into our family life without feeling overwhelmed by one more thing we "should" be doing. I share the 7 best tips I have found for making read-alouds manageable and fun.
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People, Places & Things in This Episode:
Little House on the Prairie Audiobooks, read by Cherry Jones. Definitely start with book 1!
OverDrive app for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks
Libby app for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
Play-doh, perfect for keeping little ones quietly occupied
Our favorite marker set for coloring
The best tool for making healthy microwave popcorn (our favorite reading snack)
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
Mr. Popper's Penguins, the Jim Carey version
The Read-Aloud Revival Podcast with Sarah Mackenzie
The Read-Aloud Family book by Sarah Mackenzie
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS:
Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
Al Pha's Bet by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (honestly, ANY books by AKR, she's hilarious)
Polar Bear's Underwear by Tupera Tupera
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra
Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel
I Am Jim Henson by Brad Meltzer (any of the 'I am' books in this series are excellent, but Jim Henson is our personal favorite)
Three Tales of My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
Of course, any of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling!