World Read Aloud Day. Stulting Primary School celebrated World Read Aloud Day. Where’s Wally, Repunzel, Fern from Charlottes Web, the Mad Hatter as well as Alice in Wonderland and many more came to visit the school.
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” The creativity of outfits is evidence of how children’s imaginations are awoken by a captivating story.
Reading aloud to your child has many developmental benefits. From improving their listening skills and expanding vocabulary, to sparking valuable conversation and creating special bonding time between you and your child. Let’s take up the challenge together and make reading aloud a daily habit.
Reading aloud is vital as it creates opportunities for children to grow and develop confidence. It takes a lot of courage to stand up in front of an audience and speak and that is what we are trying to build today.
Reading aloud also allows children to hear new words in new contexts regularly. It builds their vocabularies and helps them develop a stronger awareness of the communicative possibilities of language. It also encourages an increased attention span and strengthens their cognitive abilities. This while also providing a safe space for children to exercise their imaginations and explore strong emotions.
“Listening to a well-read story nourishes our minds by stimulating thoughts and ideas. It is also a great motivating force for children to feel the power of stories and to want to learn to read.” – Carole Bloch “Books don’t just go with you, they take you where you’ve never been.”
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