Reading

Online Resources for Tutors

How can we provide resources to volunteer tutors while practising social distancing? Today we’d like to highlight a few online resources. Tutoring Basics A Frontier College Tutor’s Guide: Working with …

Story Time and More Online

Today is International Children’s Book Day! How will you celebrate? Reading old favourites is never wrong. But, something new can be a treat. There are new opportunities to try this …

Global Storybooks

Global Storybooks is a free multilingual resource for children and youth. Through the storybook portal you can read, listen to and download illustrated stories in more than 50 languages. Developed …

Reading Aloud Resources

Today is World Read Aloud Day! It calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud, sharing stories, and the idea of literacy as a human right by bringing communities …

Nonfiction Books to Read Together

Kids definitely can learn from talking pigs, but they can learn from pigs (and dinosaurs) that don’t talk. In fact, many of them prefer it that way. – Tim Shanahan …

Busy Hands During Family Read Aloud

Some children find sitting down for a family story time challenging. They may find it easier to pay attention when their hands are busy. Familiar activities using supplies already at …

Sing Me a Story!

Picture books that are based on songs are a wonderful addition to reading together. They have built-in rhythm and rhyme. And, they may have the familiarity and repetition that children …

StoryWalk® – Walk and Read Together

We often think of family read aloud as a cozy time spent indoors. But you can combine fresh air, exercise and books for a fun outdoor family reading experience. Have …

Chapter Books to Read Aloud

Want to add chapter books to family read alouds? They usually contain more complex stories than picture books and can be introduced before children are able to read independently.  They’re …