Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Read Aloud to your children

Reading aloud to children is one of the best ways to help them discover the joy of reading.

It's never too-early-or too late-to start. All children, even infants, can benefit from listening to you read aloud.

Reading aloud can be done anywhere, anytime, with almost any book.

A few quick tips!

*Take books everywhere (the car, bus, doctor office and vacation.)
*Read everyday items, food labels, maps, menus, cereal boxes, road signs, catalogs and newpapers.
*Come to the Des Plaines Public Library.  We will help you find books that meet your child's interest and needs.
*Set up a home library area. A few books on a special shelf is a great start. Find books at our Friends Book Sales, garage sales, bookstore sales, and flea markets that children will treasure for years.


  1. My kids love picking out their own books from the Friends ongoing book sale, then using some allowance money to pay for them all by themselves. At $.25 to $.50 per kids book, the Friends sale can't be beat!

  2. Everyday experiences are always an opportunity to explore letters, numbers, words, sounds, objects. A grocery store is an excellent place for reading!


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