It wasn’t until my 4th child was born that I realized the importance of reading aloud.
He was my NICU baby, my preemie. I knew that he might have some developmental delays so I researched to find what I could do for him. With 4 kids under 6, I didn’t have a lot of time and I couldn’t afford to spend a lot of money.
You might think it’s just too simple of an answer. It’s true that reading aloud is almost free. It takes little time and no special training, but sometimes the most effective learning tools are the simple ones.
Sometimes it is the more complicated, expensive, and flashy tools that are the most ineffective. In fact, they can hinder learning!
Read more of this post over at the Demme Learning Blog.