Monday, May 17, 2010

read aloud treats

Sometimes nothing is as fun as reading aloud. Especially if you go for a read-aloud picnic in the park.
And nothing is better than reading aloud kid's books, whether you're reading to a child, or to an adult, or just to yourself!

Mem Fox has great tips for reading aloud which include:
- Read aloud with animation
- Read with joy and enjoyment
- Spend at least ten wildly happy minutes every day reading aloud

Here are some fave read alouds -

Letters to Anyone and Everyone by Toon Tellegen (possibly the cutest stories ever)

The Witches by Roald Dahl (the Grand High Witch's norwegian accent is particularly fun)

And of course, for the younger tikes, Foggy by Robin Mitchell-Cranfield & Judith Steedman (who can resist hooting like an owl, croaking like a frog, and saying lines like "Oh, Foggy. We're really in a pickle now.")