Thank You, Jim Trelease! – The Power of Reading Aloud to Children

Please take a moment to read this engaging post on reading aloud to children.

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Picture copy.jpg My son, Matt, reading to my four grandchildren.

Reading aloud to my four children is one of the fondest memories I have of their growing up years.  They are all adults now with their own families and busy lives, but I have wonderful memories of cuddling on the couch with them, reading stories together, watching their eyes light up as we traveled to other lands and other times through story.

As a teacher, reading to my children seemed a natural part of the parenting process.  Even when they were babies, they would sit on my lap as we enjoyed books like Pat the Bunny.  As they grew older, we graduated to story books.  Some were fairy tales, some were Bible stories, but all were chances to bond together over printed word. They had their favorites that they asked to be read to them over and over and over. We went…

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12 thoughts on “Thank You, Jim Trelease! – The Power of Reading Aloud to Children

  1. What a meaningful post, Michelle; thanks again for sharing with us. I remember when our children were little, we did the same thing, and continued reading aloud until, well, I don’t remember. 🙂 But to this day, as young adults, they still love to read, finding a balance with technology. 🙂 Hugs ♥

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    1. I agree. I remember that while reading to my preschool age child, the one in 6th grade would come in the room and sit and listen to the stories I’d read to him when he was young.


  2. Love this article! Brought tears to my eyes recalling those snugly times reading to children & grandchildren. I now tutor young kids in reading – the tradition continues! Read on!

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  3. I remember my brothers and mom reading to me, and I think it is the reason that although I have terrible dyslexia, I did okay in school — I was reading at a very young age…


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