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Reading out loud: the most important contribution parents can make to academic success



  • Coleenc 6 years ago

    Marie - I love this article! I have been reading to my six-year-old until I practically lose my voice...and noticing that my 10-year-old is creeping in the room to listen also! She is a fantastic reader, but still loves to hear me read aloud. Over Christmas break, we all read "The Complete Spiderwick Chronicles," and the first book of Harry Potter. Also, my mother-in-law recently sent me a book entitled: "Classics to Read Aloud to Your Child." The three of us have loved that book and read all the stories for all the ages! Sometimes when I am stressed out and feel like I haven't been spending enough time with my children, I sit down and share a book with them and suddenly feel like it's exactly what I am supposed to be doing. Reading aloud gives us such a nice sense of being connected to each other!

  • Peter 6 years ago

    I just finished reading The Lord of the Rings to my eight-year-old son tonight. I couldn't agree more with you! Thanks for reminding me that I don't ever have to stop reading to him.

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