The Benefits of Reading Aloud with Older Children

Is reading aloud and joint reading only for young children? No! Many parents have the misconception that once your child can read independently, it’s time to stop reading aloud. This cannot be further from the truth. I found an interesting article by Connie Matthiessen discussing the benefits of reading aloud written by Jim Trelease, the author of The Reading Aloud Handbook. According to Jim Trelease, there are many benefits to reading to an older child including middle and high school students. The article explains these benefits further in this article.

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Matthiessen, Connie. “Reading Aloud Benefits Even Older Kids.” Parenting. Great Schools!, 14 Jan. 2016. Web. 26 Dec. 2016.

To check out more information on reading aloud, check out this article on Best for the Kids written by child psychologist, Sandra Cobain.



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