Parenting: the Pleasure of Reading Aloud

On World Book Day, discover the joy of reading aloud to your kids!


I’ve posted before about the importance of reading aloud to children, but a recent positive experience has prompted me to write about it again.

I’ve been reading Phoenix by S F Said to my nine year old.

Phoenix is a sci-fi / fantasy children’s novel that I read for my own pleasure a couple of years ago. I loved it so much that I kept hold of it until my children were a bit older.

Finding the time to read a chapter aloud to children can be hard; my children respond well to picture books before bedtime, but trying to read longer stories to them at that time seemed a bit ambitious.

Plus, I only really wanted my eldest child to listen to this particular story, so I tried to find a time to read when it was just the two of us, rather than the whole family reading…

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