How To Instantly Transform A Child's Life Today

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You will simply love this infographic.

Please focus on every part of it, it's really good to remind ourselves of everything in it.

It was created by Nancy Ann Wartman and she kindly allowed me to re-post it from her personal blog.




The data in the infographic is sourced from Jim Trelease's fabulous The Read Aloud Handbook. If you don't have a copy of his book - find a copy from your library, borrow it or buy it. It's a fabulous read!


I can't talk highly enough about this book.

It doesn't only give you information that you as a parent need to understand the importance of reading aloud to your children, but it also contains loads and loads of book recommendations for reading loud.

Don't wait... tell all your friends .... Read Aloud To A Child Today!  



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14 comments:

  1. Just wondered if you've read Donalyn Miller's THE BOOK WHISPERER. It is phenomenal and is a must have for every teacher and reading family.

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  2. Wow! I just looked it up and it looks fabulous indeed from the preview - so many five star reviews. Amazon says that it includes a "includes a dynamite list of recommended 'kid lit'".

    I read in the preview that Donalyn bought the books for her class library from her own money!

    " She recalls her personal journey as a teacher and the surprise and disappointment of learning that book loving cannot be automatically passed on to students." That is so true, it is not a straight line you can't just put any book in a child's life and expect the child to become a reader.

    I love resources like The Book Whisperer, @facebook-589375263:disqus thanks for sharing it with us! I'm going to include it in our home library.

    Book preview: http://amzn.to/U3NbTp

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  3. I'll be honest: the book made me sob. I miss my classroom, yes, but even bigger than that, I am so, so grateful there are teachers out there making literature come live for their students and helping them become life-long readers by modeling and sharing their own book love.


    I'm interviewing Donalyn. I'll let you know when it runs.

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  4. Thanks Caroline! Can't wait to read it !

    I'll put up a link here in the comments too, so that others can find the interview on your blog http://carolinebyline.blogspot.com



    Read Aloud Dad

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  5. A great reminder! Thanks Read Aloud Dad!

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  6. I especially love the 3 best places to keep a box of books! In our bathroom we specialise in comics - only "problem" is kids are now like their dad - they spend hours sitting on the loo!

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  7. You are most welcome Pragmatic Mom!


    RAD

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  8. Thanks Zoe! Oooh, I love comics! If you have a minute or two ... I'd love to hear some comic book recommendations (maybe in a new post of yours?). Your comics very sound popular!


    Read Aloud Dad


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  9. Great infographic, thanks for sharing it! I love the part about having a lot of printed material in the home. That's so important.

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  10. Yes! The infographic is terrific. I recently read that older kids still like to be read to. Even adults. My husband and I used to read books aloud to each other in the evening and were just talking about sharing books that way again.

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  11. I was lucky to have an 8th grade English teacher who read aloud to us... it was always my favorite part of class. I'm looking forward to passing down that tradition to my son & dauhter. :)

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  12. That is fabulous indeed! Your son and daughter will have some very fond memories of you reading to them!

    Isn't it funny how school testing of kids is so popular these days, while reading aloud is falling out of favor?

    Long live all the great teachers who read aloud to pupils!

    Read Aloud Dad

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  13. Thanks Lori! I was stunned by the infographic when I saw it first and I knew that I had to share it!


    What you say is so important - reading to older kids as well! I will try to read for as long as I can (for as long as they let me!)


    Great idea to read aloud in the evening to one another - hope its going well for you!


    Read Aloud Dad


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  14. Thanks Andrea for sharing your thoughts! Indeed, I also try to have lots of printed material everywhere around the house - makes it easier for the kids to pick it up when they are bored!

    Read Aloud Dad


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