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Guide for Dads: Reading Material Other than Books

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By George Jacobs, Ph.D. and Wan Loh Inn, Ed.D.   Print
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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. - Mark Twain

 

Books are not the only thing that can be read aloud. The world today is flooded with print, from newspapers and magazines to restaurant menus to computer and TV screens, from signs on buildings to advertisements on buses to information on boxes, bottles or cans of food.

 

Be spontaneous. Take every opportunity you find to read aloud and to discuss what you have read. Anything with words that captures children’s interest is appropriate for reading aloud. Times when the interest level is high are what educators call “teachable moments”. These are times when children are most receptive to learning.

 

Dad reminder: You can start to read to your kids at ANY age. It's fun for the kids and dad. It really is a dad duty!

 

The truth of the matter is that about 99 percent of teaching is making the students feel interested in the material. Then the other 1 percent has to do with your methods. - Noam Chomsky

 

- George Jacobs, Ph.D. and Wan Loh Inn, Ed.D.

 

Dr. George Jacobs, Ph.D. and Dr. Wan Loh Inn, Ed.D. are the authors of many books (including "The Read Aloud Guide", textbooks for teachers and students, curriculum guides, and children's storybooks).


Find out more about reading aloud to your kids.

 

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