RAR #09: A University Professor’s Perspective on Reading Aloud, Dr. Catherine Pakaluk

What can a university professor say about the value of reading aloud for future academic and relational success?

A lot, actually. If that professor is also a mother of many, she’ll lend a perspective on fitting read-aloud time into busy family life, and the value of even five minutes a day spent diving into a story with your kids.

In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Catherine Pakaluk from Ave Maria University. She shares why students who have been read aloud to fare better than their peers in college, how she carves out time to make reading aloud a priority as a working mother of seven, and why even five minutes a day can add up to a whole heck of a lot of reading.


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Episode 9 Show Notes:


The book recommended on Let the Kids Speak! this week:

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