Reading Magic

Reading Magic

Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever

Book - 2001
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Bestselling author and literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read.

All parents want and expect their children to learn to read, but few realize they can get their kids on the road to reading long before they start school simply by reading aloud to them every day. With passion and humor, acclaimed author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox tells readers how she herself became aware of the astonishing effects that reading aloud and bonding through books have on very young children.

She speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and how to get the most out of a read-aloud session. She walks readers through the three secrets of reading which together make reading possible. She gives guidance on defining, choosing, and finding good books and closes with tips on dealing effectively with the challenges that sometimes arise when children are learning to read.

Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this book is a must for every parent-and for anyone interested in how children learn to read.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, c2001.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780151006243
0151006245
9780156010764
0156010763
Branch Call Number: j PARENT 649.58 FOX M
Characteristics: 156 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Horacek, Judy

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A favorite book among the children's staff at LPL! Mem Fox enthusiastically writes about the importance of reading with our little ones and the benefits it has on building a love of reading and other early literacy skills.


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IndyPL_SarahB Oct 25, 2018

Children who haven't been read to don't expect print to make sense. And if children don't expect sense, they'll find learning to read very difficult.

IndyPL_SarahB Oct 25, 2018

No wonder experts tell us that children need to hear a thousand stories read aloud before they begin to read for themselves. A thousand!

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Jan 31, 2018

Great read for all parents of young kids on the importance of reading aloud to them and making reading fun.

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