The importance of reading aloud to kids

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The importance of reading aloud to kids

Even when kids are able to read independently, it's important for parents to read with the kids and to the kids through Elementary and beyond. By doing that, there are three types of benefits. The first is academic. Sometimes parents can offer reading comprehension tips, point out vocabulary that the kids might need, and other academic benefits. Second, there are social benefits. There is great family bonding that occurs when you read aloud to kids. Some very special bonding moments can happen when parents special books to them. Finally, there are motivational benefits because the kids are being successful reading. They have somebody to help them, if they need to. Because they are having such a good time, overall motivation for reading should grow and the kid should be inspired to read on their own or with other people in the future.

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Steve Reifman is a National Board Certified elementary school teacher, author, and speaker in Santa Monica, CA. He has written several resource books for educators and parents, including Changing Kids’ Lives One Quote at a TimeEight Essentials for Empowered Teaching and Learning, K-8, and Rock It! In addition, Steve has created a series of shorter, e-book resources for educators, including The First 10 Minutes: A Classroom Morning Routine that Reaches and Teaches the Whole ChildThe First 30 Days: Start Your School Year with 4 Priorities in Mind, and 2-Minute Biographies for Kids: Inspirational Success Stories About 19 Famous People and the Importance of Education. He is also the creator of the Chase Manning Mystery Series for children 8-12 years of age. For Teaching Tips, articles, and other valuable resources and strategies on teaching the whole child, visit and subscribe at  subscribe to his “Teaching Kids” YouTube channel, check out his two professional development courses for educators on, and visit his Teachers Pay Teachers page.

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