With the FAMILY READING PARTNERSHIP.
Culture of Literacy
Read-Aloud CommandmentsVisit Mem Fox's website at: www.memfox.net
- 1. Spend at least ten wildly happy minutes every single day reading aloud.
- 2. Read at least three stories a day: it may be the same story three times. Children need to hear a thousand stories before they can begin to learn to read.
- 3. Read aloud with animation. Listen to your own voice and don’t be dull, or flat, or boring. Hang loose and be loud, have fun and laugh a lot.
- 4. Read with joy and enjoyment: real enjoyment for yourself and great joy for the listeners.
- 5. Read the stories that the kids love, over and over and over again, and always read in the same ‘tune’ for each book: i.e. with the same intonations on each page, each time.
- 6. Let children hear lots of language by talking to them constantly about the pictures, or anything else connected to the book; or sing any old song that you can remember; or say nursery rhymes in a bouncy way; or be noisy together doing clapping games.
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