Read it Aloud!
A parent's guide to sharing books with young children
by Monty Haas & Laurie Joy Haas
$9.95 ISBN 0-9677400-0-2 159 pages
Read it Aloud!
- offers techniques and strategies for bringing books to life and helping children learn to communicate
- provides guidance for blending reading aloud with follow-up discussion, related activities and wordplay
- introduces performance reading and interactive reading techniques and strategies that more effectively engage children
- includes non-competitive “Win-Win Word Games” that support understanding and sharing great children’s literature, as well as playing with literary devices (e.g. alliteration, metaphors, oxymorons)
The following statement comes from Reading Today, the bi-monthly newspaper of the International Reading Association:
“Read it Aloud!, A parent's guide to sharing books with young children written by Monty Haas and Laurie Joy Haas, provides parents with numerous tips for effectively reading aloud with their children.…The book's 27 chapters offer a wealth of practical advice for parents, caregivers, reading volunteers, and others who share books aloud with children. Lots of activities and games are included, such as “Parachuting Porcupines” to teach alliteration and “Pun Pictures” to teach homonyms and puns. In addition, the book includes lists of appropriate children's magazines and references to lots of great children's books. Read it Aloud! a parent's guide to sharing books with young children offers ideas and techniques for bringing books into the center of families and for sharing excitement about books. (The authors) have focused particular attention on performance reading, follow-up discussion, related activities, and word play - all things that parents can do today to prepare their children to think, communicate, and succeed in the future.”
-International Reading Association
"Read it Aloud! A parent's guide to sharing books with young children is fabulous. Everything about it from the design to the content is outstanding."
Best-selling author Jim Trelease
"Great for teachers, child care providers, librarians, and everyone who shares books with children. There's not another book like it!"
Doreen Metcalfe, Children's Librarian
"Your coaching on pitch, tempo, and “hamming it up” definitely sparked even more interest (in my children) … each chapter's end being greeted with a chorus of “Please, Pop, read one more!"
James Gurney, author/illustrator of the best-selling series: Dinotopia
"AWESOME book! I have 4 grandchildren and purchased one for each of my kids …Should be a must read for all Teachers and Parents!"
Darryl Drummond, dad
"Read it Aloud! A parent's guide to sharing books with young children is a great resource not only for parents, but for teachers, day-care providers, librarians, and everyone who shares books with children."
International Reading Association