Caution: Reading Aloud Will Change A Child's Life Forever

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Children that have never been read aloud to, have a slightly different look in their eyes.


Supa Glue tube 3 mlThey are like a grey photocopy of what could be a full color version of themselves.

Reading aloud is a centripetal force that families need to harness.

Reading aloud is a rare force that pulls together.

Long working hours, short tempers, social pressure, you name it... those are the infamous centrifugal forces that are pulling families apart.

Yes, everyone is looking for magic solutions to solve the family crisis.

But when forces are pulling things apart you do not need magic, what you need is glue.

Reading aloud is a special adhesive that sticks families together. 

Fathers and daughters. Mothers and sons.

Parents and children.

Enjoying joint adventures together, day in and day out.

Sharing emotions,

What is reading aloud, really?

It is a brand of invisible glue that bonds you closer to your kids.

But, here is the mistake that many of us can make.

Reading aloud is not a superglue.

Oh, no... it is something completely the opposite.


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The power of reading aloud is a slow force.

It takes time to work, it takes time to stick the pieces together.

Reading aloud is a white glue.

It is a member of the slow drying adhesive family.

As the solvent evaporates, the adhesive hardens.

It is a safe glue, that is true.

But reading aloud takes time to work its magic.





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2 comments:

  1. Yes, so true. And it also turns kids into lifelong readers! Such wonderful memories of snuggling together reading stories it makes!

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  2. Thanks for your comment PragmaticMom,


    I'm sure your kids will cherish thousands of pleasant memories of listening to their fab mom!


    Being there - with a book - for your kids is simply invaluable!


    Read Aloud Dad


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