What is the Read Aloud club?
The Read Aloud club shares a set of curated articles for parents to read it aloud to their child/children. These articles are meant for children 10-18 years, studying in middle and secondary school.
Why Read Aloud?
To read aloud to kids when they are babies is something we have all done. To read aloud to children even in their secondary school has an amazing impact. It not only enhances listening skills & vocabulary but also changes the conversations on the dining table. If you follow it regularly for a few weeks, you will notice the change.
Why not encourage children to read on their own?
To encourage reading habit, read aloud to children. Reading aloud develops adaptive expertise. Hatano and Inagaki (1986) referred to the two types of expertise as “routine” and “adaptive”. Routine experts continue honing their skills in order to perform them with greater efficiency over time. Routine expertise relies on automated recall of memorized knowledge. In contrast, adaptive expertise depends on the acquisition of meaningful knowledge which is organized through connections to other thoughts and ideas. Reading aloud helps children learn how to make sense of the world; it improves their information processing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension.
What is the content of The Read Aloud?
Read Aloud curates articles. Articles are short reading pieces as compared to books. These are curated in a manner to initiate discussions around technology, empathy, science, nature etc. These articles are from newspapers, news sites, magazines and blogs. and captures interesting pieces on personalities, wildlife or innovation. These articles are not intended to deliver weekly news but are relevant and contextual to the big events.
When and how is Read Aloud edition shared?
Every week, the Read Aloud Club shares an edition of two to three curated articles with links. This is shared on Monday or Tuesday evening for you to read it over the week. You will receive it in your registered mailbox or Whatsapp inbox according to your preference.
Can I recommend an article to share with the club?
Yes, if you are a Read Aloud club member, you can recommend stories that can be shared with everyone. You will be informed if your article is shared.
A peek into the Read Aloud Club
What others have to say
This was an excellent source of edutainment for kids 💕🎉 Thank you so much Vishakha for bringing this concept in. We’d love to continue with this for sure 👏👏👏
Thanks a lot for compiling this for us every week. We’ve so often found Read Aloud to have informative news and articles from around the world that would have been easily missed otherwise.
Hi. We always discuss the subjects at dining table and I think you are doing a wonderful job of inculcating reading habits. Aarushi is now actively reading newspapers (besides Bombay Times, which used to be favourite) because she realised that it is interesting to know more things. So a big thank you.Sonal. Daughter’s age – 12.
One day, my son came back excited. He was the only one in his classroom who knew about Greta Thunberg. He felt proud being a part of the Read Aloud club.– Vikas Kishore
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