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Get reading! The Benefits of Storytime

Children love to listen to stories. Surrounding children from an early age in good literature can help their reading skills and develop many other academic areas too.
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Get reading! The Benefits of Storytime
  • Jo Illing says:
    This blog illustrates the importance of storytime. It gives ideas to help keep children's attention and to enhance literacy skills. If you are new to reading stories or need a little motivation, this article is for you.
  • Jo Illing says:
    With these ten benefits to story time you will want to read to your children everyday. Reading to children is fundamental to their learning in all areas, not just literacy.
  • Jo Illing says:
    As teachers we can tell which children are being immersed in literacy at home. We need to encourage the parents to read to their children. This video simply explains why and how to have a routine for reading each day with your child.
  • Jo Illing says:
    An entertaining video of BJ Novak reading his book with no pictures. You can see how he engages the children without the use of pictures. As children enjoy listening to stories they will want to hear more and more.
  • Jo Illing says:
    Some parents need to be encouraged to take part in story time events at the library, but these events are of huge benefits to the child. Here are some do's and don'ts for adults attending story time.
  • Jo Illing says:
    It can be very distracting when reading a story to a class and there are children who cannot sit still and listen. Do you stop in the middle of the story to regain their focus? Maybe they are listening? Here are some ideas about sitting still during story time.
  • Jo Illing says:
    Modeling reading, developing connections in all areas of the curriculum, Strengthen cognitive ability are all being developed when children are immersed in literacy. Children will learn more than just their favorite stories when being read to .
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BloomBoard Asks:Do you have techniques to ensure the children are really listening to your story?