Reading Aloud – not just for little ones

The latest Kids & Family Reading Report: The Rise of Read-Aloud (2019) confirms that the family read-aloud experience is valued as a special time for parents and children.

While this positive feeling is long lasting, reading aloud as a family tends to decrease rapidly as children grow older.

Why is reading aloud to children who are independent readers a good idea? Find some answers in:

And, Magic words: The power of reading aloud reminds us that reading aloud can be a wonderful activity for adults, too. This article is adapted from The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction (available from the Decoda Library).

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