There are so many reasons reading with children is advantageous to the children. For travel books, aside from the benefits of reading, kids also get a better sense of the world.
Though this is a website filled with books, one thing that really helps is learning HOW to read. As an adult, you know how to read yourself… I’m assuming since you’re looking at this right now. But, how do you read a book to children without just reading a book to a child?
Reading is more than just saying the words out loud. HOW you read with a child when they’re too young to read and the books they read as they start to learn to read – and the enjoyment attached to those books – is what helps make it a lifelong habit.
So, how do you do it? Here are three resources for you to consider. These are affiliate links.
- Reading Picture Book to Children: I first learned of this book when I visited the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. I attended a book reading that was, without a doubt, the most inspiring storytime I’ve ever attended. The kids thoughts about every aspect of the book were considered, appreciated, and guided the story. I’m sure that the readers use the Reading Picture Book to Children model since the author is affiliated with the museum.
- How to Read a Story: This children’s picture book is aimed at helping kids learn how to do more than just read words. My son happened to pick this up at the library and I loved it immediately. I think it should be one of the books children start to read when they are starting to read.
- Teaching kids to read e-course: I’m currently working through this 10 lesson e-course about teaching kids from 0-5 how to read and I’m really enjoying it. The creator is very passionate and well-informed. She discusses the importance of starting with quality books early. What I really love is her emphasis on diverse books and books about other cultures.