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Reading Aloud

6 Powerful Ideas for Reading with Kids

Kurt Wootton | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Kurt Wootton

Reading daily to our children is important for both the pleasure it brings in its own right and for the future benefits it promises for academic, professional, and even economic success. Here are few ideas for making reading an interactive journey.

Read Aloud. Change the World.

Pam Allyn | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Children who grow up as readers become engaged citizens of the global world, and every child deserves that right to read.

Reading Hemingway on Kilimanjaro

Harry Cockburn | Posted 10.21.2013 | Books
Harry Cockburn

For three nights in a row, after dinner and our nightly blood-oxygen level tests, I read aloud for about 15-20 minutes, while we huddled in the dining tent, wearing warm hats and drinking hot chocolate.

Share the Gift of Story on World Read Aloud Day

Pam Allyn | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Reading aloud delivers a deep comfort for a child. In stories, they find a safe place to return to, and tools to navigate life. Books provide a risk-free environment to grapple with the world's big questions.

What Is Reading?

David Kudler | Posted 04.22.2013 | Books
David Kudler

Whether I'm flipping paper pages, scanning through an ebook, listening to an audiobook or reading into a mic, reading a book is reading a book. Or is it?

New Year's Resolutions Your Kids Wish You'd Make (and Keep)

Christina Pesoli | Posted 03.02.2013 | Parents
Christina Pesoli

It's that time of year again; time to take stock and make changes. Instead of pledging yet again to take off extra pounds or cut back on spending, your kids have something else in mind for you. The following are the New Year's resolutions that they'd like you to make -- and keep.

World Read Aloud Day - A Worldwide Celebration (Slideshow)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.08.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

"It's terrific to watch kids respond to print on paper. If we get one in ten of these kids to become avid readers then this event is worth it."

Readers Are Never Alone: A World Read Aloud Day Interview With Todd Parr

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Pam Allyn

On World Read Aloud Day, I honor the many authors who write for children, for their tender care of the precious lives and understandings of children. Of their fears, hopes and dreams. Of using language to say, beloved child, you are never alone.

How a Naked Emperor Taught Me to Reject Wipe Warmers

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 05.06.2012 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

All new parents have that point where the marketing and peer pressure have to stop. For us, it was at the "wipe warmer."

What Is Literacy?

Pam Allyn | Posted 04.21.2012 | Good News
Pam Allyn

As we get closer to the celebration of World Read Aloud Day on March 7, I want to take a moment to share why I think this is such an important day.

Parentlode Book Club: Reading Aloud, Loving to Read

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

There is reading, and there is reading, and over the decades educators have refined exactly what it is we are aiming to do when reading aloud to a child.

It's Time to Move the Education Debate from Conversation to Action

Brian Gallagher | Posted 08.30.2011 | Impact
Brian Gallagher

Problems start early with two-thirds of American fourth graders who cannot read at grade level and continues to high school with 1.2 million students dropping out each year.

Professors Read Entire Books Aloud To Students

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 07.12.2011 | College

While the oral reading is as old as literature itself, it is not the norm on campuses. But faculty members and students who have participated in such ...

Listening to Bush Reading Bush

Richard Klass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard Klass

Why would a Liberal Democrat who opposed the Iraq War and most other policies of President George W. Bush read his new book, Decision Points? The ans...

The Pros and Cons of Sharing My First Fledgling Pages

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

I'm about to head off to visit a local book club who read The Threadbare Heart. I love doing these events, and am always amazed at the care with which people read their books.