Kindergarten Kickoff > Tips on Reading Aloud
Before you begin reading a book, say the title of the book and the name of the author. Look at the cover illustration and ask your child what she thinks the story is about.
Make reading interactive. As you read:
Don't rush. Read at a pace that allows your child to think about what he is hearing and to look at the book's illustrations.
After you've read a book, engage your Kindergartner
in a conversation about the story. Talking about the story helps develop
Some very active children as well as reluctant readers may find it hard to sit and listen to a story. Try this suggestion from The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease: give your child paper, crayons and pencils and have him or her draw while you read.
Don't continue reading a book if it becomes apparent that the book was a poor choice.