Re-reading Leads to Pre-reading Skills; So Read, Read & Read Again 10th October 2017 – Posted in: Inspirations – Tags: , ,

Have your kids ever requested you to read the same book again and again?  (You would possibly even go slightly green.)

Although the thought of reading the same book for the umpteenth time might not be your idea of enjoyment, repetitive reading is so beneficial to your youngsters.  It’s actually a step in the right direction towards pre-reading abilities.

  • When your little one immediately asks you to read the book you just completed again, do it with a smile!  They’re enjoying the characters and the story.  They’re starting to memorize the story.  Have you ever tried to skip pages to get it over with because you’re drained, and your youngster knows?  We’ve all been there!  They start to recognize words and may even recite a few of the phrases from favourite books which have been re-read.  Some kids will start to complete the phrases on the page as their confidence grows.
  • Reading books aloud time and again helps children learn voice and expression.  Parents model how words work.  Sometimes there’s a pattern to the story and children start to notice rhyme and the way words flow.  Knowing how you can read out loud is enhanced the more you read a story.  Children can learn to pause, and alter the tone of their voice depending on what’s going on in their book.  They model reading aloud to younger siblings or dolls or even you, before they’re actually reading the words, because they make up and tell their very own story based on the images, which is yet another pre-reading skill.
  • When kids hear books again and again they start to grasp various things and they keep in mind more.  They may ask questions while reading a story.  Your child’s confidence in word recognition and storytelling will develop.  Re-reading favourite books places your child in their comfort zone.  It becomes a part of their common routine and encourages their love of books.

Remember, the next time your little one asks you to re-read a book, you’re:

  • Modeling reading
  • Spending quality time with your child
  • Showing them the significance of books

They’re:

  • Learning to read out loud
  • Gaining pre-reading skills,
  • Learning and having fun with the experience! You’re feeding their love for books!

If you’re bored with re-reading the books you have in your house, take advantage of our website on a weekly basis and get some inexpensive new books to read and broaden the variety of what you’ll inevitably read and re-read!  Take pleasure in reading and re-reading with your children, they won’t be little forever.

Remember, when you buy from us, you are also contributing towards our aim of a free children’s library, where parents would be able to come and issue books for free, or read them at the library and join a reading class or just have fun!

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