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A Very Simple Read-aloud Guide for New Parents

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What is Reading Aloud?

It simply means that parents pick up a book and read to children. No amount of tech can replace the one thing that matters the most, your voice with undivided attention.

“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” – Jim Trelease

Start Reading Aloud – The Earlier the Better!

You can start as soon as your baby is born! Babies can benefit from reading aloud by listening to your comforting voice. It helps her feel safe and loved. Reading also stimulates the sense of hearing, sight and touch.

“The first few years of life is critical to your child’s brain development. Your baby is literally making trillions of connections during the first few years, the fastest it will ever grow” – Readaloud.org

Why Read-Aloud?

The easiest way to bond with your child – no physical stamina or expensive toys is needed! Putting your child on your lap and reading to her are the best memories she will ever have of you.

Reading also helps expand vocabulary, develop comprehension and communication skills, encourage imagination and foster empathy.

The Ultimate goal of reading aloud

…Is to set children on the road of becoming lifelong readers.

Parents reading to children is a joyful experience.
When children associate reading with pleasure, the likelihood of becoming avid readers increases significantly.

How to Read to a Baby?
  1. Place her on your lap, show her how to flip a book.
  2. Let her touch, flip, smell and chew cloth books and board books.
  3. Read to her for 2-5 minutes.
  4. Babies love routines, so try to read everyday at the same time, e.g. before bedtime.

What to Read to Babies?

Tips and Tricks

  • Expect lots of chewing and short attention span
  • Expect reading the same book over and over again
  • Use lots of “Oooh”s and “Aaah”s when reading
  • Remember to give lots of hugs and kisses too
  • !Do not force babies to stay still and listen to you
  • !Do not turn reading sessions into teaching sessions

There’s no need to rush

Remember that reading aloud should be fun and stress-free. When you feel overwhelmed caring for your little one, it’s OK to take a break. But when you have time to catch a breath or two, pick up that book and read for even as little as 1 minute. It adds up.

Thank You for Your Time!

The content of this presentation is based on books about reading aloud expertise, as well as combined experiences shared by read aloud parents in Malaysia, including one with qualifications in Children Education Psychology.

You may download the PDF version of this guide here. Copyright reserved, please do not modify or plagiarize any parts of the content.

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Reading Aloud to Children in Malaysia

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Page 1 - Read the World to Your Child

Read the World to Your Child

“Parents are always striving to give the best for their children to make sure their kids are living a stable and happy life. For a stay-at-home mom, S.P.Kee, reading with her 6-year-old son is their perfect bonding time that she specially prepared for her little one.”

Page 2 What is a Picture? Where can you buy picture books in Malaysia

What is a Picture Book?

Where can you buy picture books in Malaysia?

Page 3 - How to start reading to your child; Ways to Get Picture Books at Low Cost; English Picture books recommendations

How to Start Reading to Your Child

Ways to Get Picture Books at Low Cost

English Picture Books Recommendations

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A Very Simple Read Aloud Guide for New Parents