Reading Aloud Tip: Changing Up a Favorite Story

by Babs Hadjusiewicz January 21, 2014


Face it. If you’ve chosen well, you’re going to be reading your child's favorite book or poem or story again and again.

So let’s explore more ways the two of you can extend your fun literacy jaunts once you’ve read this particular book aloud a few (or a million) times.

Notice the girl and her teddy on the cover of Bed Rest. Well, what if you’re reading to a boy? Or what if your listener’s favorite sleeptime-cuddly is a blankie? Or a stuffed rabbit?

Just glue onto the book’s cover and on the last page correspondingly-sized photos of whatever bedtime-lovey is favored in your house.

And similarly personalize those pages with photos of your listener’s face!


And for some Focused Talking™ around this story's language, how about taking "piggy naps" like that pig on the page there! Or talk about "hogging" spaces whenever you or your little one is feeling crowded. 

Wow! The power of a book--and its language. WOW! 


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