Parenting: the Pleasure of Reading Aloud

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

MY MASHED UP LIFE

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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