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On Reading Aloud
My favorite parenting book, hands down, is The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease. *** This is not a book about teaching a child how to read; it's about teaching a child to want to read. There's an education adage that goes, 'What we teach children to love and desire will always outweigh what we make them learn.' The fact is that some children learn to read sooner than others, while some learn better than others. There is a difference. For the parent who thinks that sooner is better, who has an eighteen-month-old child barking at flash cards, my response