Reading aloud is so good for your kids! It whet’s their appetite for reading books and models a love for reading. Today is World Read Aloud Day! A day dedicated to making us think about the endless benefits of reading aloud!
We are currently reading Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five. I so wished the kids would read it by themselves but initially they thought the books had “too many words and too few pictures”.
When I started reading aloud just a chapter a day during the holidays, they loved it so much that they’re now reading it by themselves!
Reading aloud models the act of reading to your kids.
What is World Read Aloud Day?
World Read Aloud Day is a day to ponder the countless benefits of reading aloud to your children.
While children whose parents frequently spend time conversing with them, already have a head start, it’s only in books, newspapers and magazines that enriching vocabulary is seen. A child who hears these types of words has a giant advantage.
Reading aloud also increases a child’s attention span, and when you read aloud, you’re whetting a child’s appetite for reading. Expecting your child to grow into being an avid reader is wishful thinking if they see no one reading at home.
In an age where the average teen spends 90 minutes a day, sending text messages, it is absolutely vital to keep the habit of reading aloud, alive.
The READ Educational Trust can be commended for their efforts in promoting literacy in South African children!
READ Educational Trust has a lifelong focus of promoting literacy in a country where 78% of Grade 4 learners cannot read for meaning in any language, according to the recently released PIRLS Study (Progress In International Reading Literacy, 2016).
In this context, the ‘Read Aloud Magic’ sets, launched alongside Reading Matters, is a vital tool in encouraging reading aloud, at home and at school.
‘READ ALOUD MAGIC’ Sets Available Online
Each of three box sets contains 12 beautifully designed books filled with enchanting, adventure-filled stories set in Africa.
Each set is categorized as follows:
- A is aimed at children aged 4 to 7
- B is aimed at children aged 5 to 8
- C is aimed at children aged 6 to 9
These sets are a priceless investment, not only in terms of serving to build your child’s vocabulary, but as far as spending quality time with your little ones goes.
Each set retails for R1500, and may be purchased via www.thereadshop.co.za, on www.takealot.com or directly from Reading Matters. Phone 087 237 7781, or 0800 11 65 35. Alternatively, feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to order.
Win a Read Aloud Magic box of books
READ Educational Trust has kindly offered to sponsor one lucky reader with a Read Aloud Magic Box valued at R1500! You can enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.
If you’re not a parent, you may still enter and win this for a special child in your life!
Terms & Conditions
We will choose a new winner if we are unable to reach you within 7 days.
You must reside in South Africa.
For more information on READ:
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