Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What Mommy is Reading -- The Read Aloud Handbook

While purchasing children's books online, I came across The Read Aloud Handbook (2006-2007 edition) by Jim Trelease.  It just arrived and I'm sitting down with it. I was torn whether this would be a good book or not.  The message is rather obvious -- reading to your kids is good for them.  Duh!  So I was worried whether this would have any value at all, and I considered returning it and saving approximately $10.

I decided to take a look and I can't resist the book.  Sure, reading is important, this book is going into details and research that supports reading to kids.  I'm still in the introduction and hooked. 

The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition (Read-Aloud Handbook)

1 comment:

Ashley said...

This is one of my all time favorite books. It provides such vaild support for the importance of reading aloud to children. Such a seemingly easy task can have such a tremendous impact on a child. I'd love to hear your opinion after reading the book in its entirety. Jim Trelease is my hero!