We know we should start reading aloud to toddlers when they are still small, but somehow the logistics of doing just that are really difficult!
Today I’d like you to meet Haley & Sarah from Aslan’s Library– a blog I love. Haley and Sarah focus most of their blog writing about beautiful and true theological books for kids, but in this conversation, the three of us discussed the nitty gritty of reading aloud with toddlers- a formidable age group to approach with a read-aloud, no doubt. :)
I’ve got a pack of toddlers in hand at the moment, so this episode is especially relevant to me.
Be inspired and encouraged. Click the play button below and let’s get started!
Click that play button below to hear the podcast!
Books we talked about during the show:
Other links from this episode:
- Haley’s blog post on Owning the Library.
- Sarah’s blog post on the value of Reading Over Their Heads.
- Haley’s blog post on Toddlers and Stories.
- Get The Hobbit (or any other audio book) for FREE by signing up for a 30-day trial at Audible.
- Find scores of fantastic Jim Weiss audio recordings at GreatHall Productions.
- Listen to Jim provide tips, tricks, and encouragement on reading aloud and story-telling in Episode 4 and Episode 5 of the RAR.
- In Episode 1, Andrew Pudewa explains why kids need to listen to reliably sophisticated language patterns — found more frequently in read-alouds and audio books rather than in everyday conversations.
- In Episode 10, Heidi Scovel raves about the sophisticated, yet understandable, language in William Steig’s books.