This week, Nursery and JKG parents came in to learn more about the importance of reading aloud to their children. They listened to research on the many benefits of reading aloud, had a discussion about the importance of reading aloud and got a chance to practice.
Parents discussed how they often use read alouds as teaching moments, rather than bonding with their children. They learned, though, that it is more important to have that special bonding time with their children. It's important to develop that passion for reading at a young age. It's also proven that children who have been read to every day, from birth to age 5, have stronger vocabularies and more school success.
Now it's the primary parents turn. This coming week, on April 23rd and 25th, we will offer read aloud sessions for SKG-Grade 1 (on April 23rd at 8 a.m.) and Grades 2-4 (on April 25th, from 8-9 a.m.) It is just as important that older students continue to read aloud with their parents. As a former grade 4 and 5 teacher, I read aloud every day to my students, reading 6-8 novels every year to them, and they loved it. I read to my daughter until she was 13, and she is passionate about stories.
Join us to hear about the benefits reading aloud, even after students can read. Join us to get some tips on reading aloud and how to choose the right books.
Please sign up here for SKG-Grade 1 session on April 23rd.
Please sign up here for the Grades 2-4 session on April 25th.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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