Reading aloud to a child builds a strong bond that can last a lifetime
READ ALOUD TO A CHILD WEEK
begins Sunday Oct. 25
Read Aloud to a Child Week is a national event to emphasize the importance of reading aloud to children and to encourage families to participate. There is a large body of reserach that confirms the benefits of reading aloud to children. It may in fact be the most important activity that parents share with children to help them become strong readers. Reading aloud builds a strong parent-child bond that can last a lifetime!
To join in, simply choose a book your child will enjoy and commit to reading together for about 20 minutes each night of Oct. 25-31.
For activities and suggestions go the Read Aloud to a Child website at
Participate in the LIVE Read Along by going to the Read Aloud to a Child Facebook page
at the day and time (all times are in Eastern Time.
Book descriptions are found here:
Among the books to be read on each date are:
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson – Sunday Oct. 25 at 2:30 PM
Harold Finds a Voice, by Courtney Dicmas – Monday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 PM
Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor – Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 PM
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss – Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 PM
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andra Beaty – Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 PM
Vote for Our Future! by Margaret McNamara – Friday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 PM
Speak Up by Miranda Paul – Saturday, Oct. 31 at 2:30 PM