Help me get ready to read


The Practical Guide For Reading Aloud To Children During Their First Five Years

Reading to a Child

The HOW-TO book for reading aloud effectively to young children

Help Me Get Ready To Read
The Practical Guide For Reading Aloud To Children During Their First Five Years

by Susan Marx & Barbara Kasok

Reading aloud effectively starting in infancy and through the preschool years helps young children acquire the essential early literacy concepts and skills they need to get ready to learn to read. Help Me Get Ready To Read has an easy-to-use format that includes:

  • 275 recommended books to read aloud to young children - books for infants and toddlers, and books for preschoolers.
  • Talkabout Book Plans for six featured books to use with 3-to-5 year olds to help them acquire early literacy concepts and skills as you read aloud

  • Follow-Up Fun Activities to engage young children in dramatic play; rhymes, fingerplays, and songs; and draw and write projects

  • Positive Parenting Praise! that shows how to help children feel comfortable, confident, and competent.