Thursday, October 6, 2011

Reading aloud to kids

It's great to be reminded just how important reading aloud is to your child's development.

Listen to Mem Fox talk about how to make the most of the time you invest in reading books with your kids.

Read her top 10 tips for reading aloud to children.

Mem Fox is probably Australia's best-known and most successful author of children's book. Her first book, Possum Magic, is Australia's best-selling children's book. And Where's the Green Sheep? was a nightly favourite for The Complicated One and The Big Fella at around 3 years old. So she must be a pretty good writer!

Ten minutes each night is all it takes. It's also an important part of the pre-bed routine.

As Giggle and Hoot say in 5 Steps to Bedtime ... "Step 3- time for a story or a sleepy-time song".

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