Find out why read alouds aren’t just for babies and toddlers! Plus a $100 Usborne Books giveaway!
We all know that reading to our young children is really important. Kids that are read to at an early age tend to do better in school, have better listening skills, and it has even been said to raise your child’s IQ!
But most out loud reading stops once our kids are able to read for themselves, and that’s a shame!
I started reading aloud to my oldest when she was still an infant. I hadn’t spent much time around babies, but I knew that it was important to talk to them, so I would just read whatever book I happened to be reading out loud to her while she laid on my chest. She ended up learning to read before she turned 4, and she’s an avid reader now.
Despite the fact that 2 of my 3 kids are able to read by themselves now, we still continue on with read alouds most evenings.
6 Reasons Read Alouds Are Important:
- Young readers tend to struggle through reading. Read alouds allow the child to relax and enjoy the story, and this can lead to better comprehension of what’s being read.
- Read alouds allow our kids to learn inflection, by hearing it.
- Read alouds tend to be above the child’s reading level, which allows them to be exposed to new vocabulary, while learning correct pronunciation.
- Read alouds allow for family bonding. We really love our snuggle time while reading!
- Read alouds provide a fabulous transition time from the busyness of the day towards the rest of evening.
- Read alouds allow us to discuss somewhat difficult themes with our kids (such as death, loss of friendship, slavery, starvation, etc). When we delve into these difficult themes with our children, we’re allowing them a safe place to discuss and process them with our parental guidance.
Because I’m passionate about books, I teamed up with several other bloggers to offer you a giveaway from Usborne Books!
Thank you to Kate from Raising Thoughtful Readers for sponsoring today’s giveaway!
You may know Usborne Books & More has amazing children’s books, but did you know they have books for older children and teens, too? There are activity books that are perfect boredom busters and reference books that can help supplement home-school curriculum. They even have coloring books, which make great gifts for children and adults alike!
Subscription Box Gifts
Usborne Books & More is now offering book subscription boxes to be delivered once per month in January, February and March. Order by kiddos’ ages, and get excited for brand new spring 2019 releases!
Kiddos will receive four books each month in their very own *happy mail*. Ordering is open now through December 31.
One lucky winner is going to receive $100 worth of Usborne Books & More!
Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow this link for insider tips, announcements and specials! Once you’ve joined the Thoughtful Readers, message Kate with the code: Juggling Act Mama Holiday Giveaway 2018 for 10% off your next order and free shipping on all orders over $75!
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Usborne Books &More $100 Giveaway
Official Rules and Conditions: One winner will be receive a $100 in product from Usborne Books & More. Open to US residents to adults 18+. One (1) winner will be chosen. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours of announcement or a new winner will be drawn. Prize will be delivered by sponsor; bloggers are not responsible for prize delivery. All entries will be verified. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Rafflecopter, or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Giveaway ends 12/20/2018. Enter using the widget below.
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