Read-Aloud TipsTen Tips for Reading
Aloud to Children
1. Make time for reading everyday.
2. Choose a variety of books about
3. Choose books with interesting
words and engaging pictures.
4. Be sure the child can see the
pictures while being read to.
5. Read with expression.
6. Stop after the first few pages
and talk about who or what the story
is about and where it is happening.
7. Ask the child to predict what might
happen next as the story develops.
8. During the story, stop and talk
about what the main character is feeling.
9. After reading the story, have the child
talk about favorite parts and pictures.
Always encourage the child to tell the ‘why’
of his/her thinking.
10. Have fun !!!!!
Favorite Read-Aloud book listDon’t You Feel Well, Sam ?
by Amy Hest
Happy Birthday Moon
by Frank Asch
When Sophie Gets Angry
by Molly Bang
A Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats
Little Bear’s Little Boat
by Eve Bunting
My Name is Lucy
by Vanessa Julian Ottie
by Ruth Brown
by Gail Gibbons
by Gene Zion
by Don Freeman
Kitten’s First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes
Franklin Wants a Pet
by Paulette Bourgeos