Summer has arrived for me and that means a lot of things: beach trips, family time, curriculum work and professional development. As I bone up for the new school year by perusing Big Universe, I was reintroduced to the read aloud section of the site and since I have no students to share my findings with, I brought my own children in on the fun. (Why didn't I think of this sooner???)
Right away my kids (a 6-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl) were enthralled with the read alouds. We listened to classic stories like
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and enjoyed some new stories like
Cinderella (Spanish) and we all loved hearing one of our favorite stories, Peter Rabbit read in Mandarin.