Let me remind everyone of the value of a good read aloud, even as our children grow. Everyone knows that reading aloud to a toddler or preschooler is beneficial, but people often forget how valuable reading aloud is to an older child. Children listen at a higher level than they read and this is a way to get an older child excited about reading. It is also a great bonding experience for you and your child. You can find out more information about the benefits of reading aloud to older children here.
In this climate, especially as parents try to balance working at home with educating their children, we are here to help. Every weekday evening at 6:30 p.m., we will provide a read aloud for elementary students. We are starting with the first book in Phil Bildner’s Rip and Red series, entitled A Whole New Ballgame. This book has a little bit of everything. In homage to Autism Awareness Month, one of the main characters is a child with autism. It has a diverse cast of characters, sheds a new light on the education system, and will definitely grab the attention of our basketball fans.
*This book is being read with the permission of Macmillan Publishers*
Find our Elementary Read Aloud playlist here, and our first video below: