Happy World Read Aloud Day!
I love this day, a day where we encourage people of all ages to sit down with a great book and share it with someone else by reading it aloud. There are so many benefits kids and adults receive from to reading aloud like improved listening skills, improved vocabulary, improved writing skills, improved speaking skills, and a love of books. But it also creates a bond between people and that’s always a good thing!
Many authors are doing Skype read aloud visits today in classrooms around the world and that’s so amazing! Since my release day was just a few weeks ago and I’m just getting over the flu, I didn’t get my act together in time to set that up. So here’s the next best thing…I recorded a video of me reading a bit of the first chapter of Spin the Golden Light Bulb!
I do look a little sick in the videos, so hopefully you’ll look past that! I’m normally a bit peppier but I didn’t have the energy to do multiple takes today!
So here it is…the link is below. Play it for your kids. It’ll be just like I’m reading to them, but I won’t be spreading any of my lingering flu germs! And when you’re done, find one of your favorite books and read it aloud together too. It’ll be fun, I promise!
* I’ve since deleted the read-aloud video…sorry guys! I’m creating a new video (details to come!) that won’t be so specific to Read Aloud Day. I’ll share it with you as soon as I can!