Read-a-thons are a common tool used by schools and literacy organizations to motivate children to read. In fact, the school that our two daughters attend has an annual read-a-thon and their summer camp acknowledged reading achievements.
On this edition, we reflect on our own reading experiences as children and consider the impact of read-a-thons now that we’re parents. Listen in as we wonder aloud about the effectiveness of read-a-thons, ways in which we can motivate children to love reading and the importance of preschool emphasis on language, pre-literacy and a love of reading.
Links to resources mentioned:
- LD Podcast (listen to episode #99 with Elaine Weitzman of the Hanen Centre)
- Hanen Centre and their 2009 Preschool Language and Literacy Calendar
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