Summer Read Alouds

Posted by Big Universe on Jun 30, 2012 6:16:32 AM

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

Kids' Book Title: 866
Icon-sound Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and enjoyed some new stories like
My kids loved listening to the great narrations and fun music. Once we listened to the story, they enjoyed clicking the back, next, and stop/play controls. I think they really enjoyed sitting on Mommy's lap, listening and laughing together. I know I did!
Some of the real fun was listening to stories in another language. My daughter liked hearing Cinderella in Spanish
Kids' Book Title: 1340
Icon-sound Cinderella (Spanish) and we all loved hearing one of our favorite stories, Peter Rabbit read in Mandarin.

Kids' Book Title: 1344
Icon-sound The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Mandarin Chinese)

(Especially since we have a Peter Rabbit living in our garden outside.)
There are so many great stories in the read alouds - something for everyone. It's just another way to enjoy reading with your child, your students or even yourself!
Happy reading and listening!
~EMP

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