It doesn’t take a genius to be able to see the benefits of reading aloud. And, it doesn’t take a professional actor to be able to read aloud to children. Yet most adults spend little time reading aloud to children, even their own children. Why not? Why don’t we dads spend more time reading aloud to children? The main excuse we adults make is, “I’m too busy,” usually … [Read more...] about Guide for Dads: Final Words – JUST DO IT !
Here is a list of key points to take away after reading these articles: Reading aloud nurtures a love for reading and strong bonds between readers and children. These two goals are more important than using reading aloud primarily to rush children to reading on their own or making a read aloud session into a tutorial session. Children’s areas of interest and comprehension … [Read more...] about Guide for Dads: Key Points to Remember About Reading Aloud
Once the book is written and the illustrations are done, dads need to publish the book so that it can go on the shelf along with the other books in children’s home library. Perhaps, children can even have a special place on the shelf for the books they wrote themselves. There are many ways to make self-created books, ranging from the cheap and easy to the expensive and … [Read more...] about Guide for Dads: The Technical Side of Book Creation
Instead of using another book as a starting point, dads can help children develop more independent book ideas. Here are two suggestions: Children’s experiences can be the subject of the book. For example, after children make a bowl of fruit salad or visit a park, dads can help them write a book about their adventure. Children will be able to understand this book, because … [Read more...] about Guide for Dads: Children Making Their Own Books (Starting from Scratch)
Many dads may wonder how children can write their own books, when even very few adults write books. There are several ways to make this task easy. The first trick is to use books that dads have already read to the children and to use these books as models. They are not selling these books; they are just for their own use. Therefore, there are no copyright … [Read more...] about Guide for Dads: Children Making Their Own Books (Starting from Other Books)