Weekly Pajama Jam Read-Aloud

The Twits

Should read-alouds stop when children reach grade school? Absolutely not!

Join us in the Central Children’s Library for Ms. Gigi’s weekly chapter book read-aloud. Titles are most appropriate for 2nd-5th graders, but all ages are welcome, and we will serve hot cocoa and snacks. Wear your PJ’s, bring your favorite blanket or pillow or stuffie, and get set to get lost in a great book!

Where: DPL Central Children’s Library Pavilion
When: Every Tuesday, from 6-7 p.m.

Reading aloud to older children may seem counterintuitive - after all, they do know how to read themselves - but it is actually an incredibly important way of building their literacy. Children typically can hear and understand books about two grade levels above what they are able to read, so reading aloud to older children can expose them to higher level vocabulary words and language than they can read on their own. Also, reading books aloud to older children models reading fluency, showing children how good, skilled reading sounds. As adults read aloud to children with enthusiasm and expression, we are building their appreciation and love for books and reading as well as expanding their literacy skills to become better readers themselves.

This program is targeted at grade school-age children, with chapter books chosen to entertain and excite children about reading. Pajamas, cocoa, and snacks add to the cozy, intimate atmosphere, helping children get comfortable enough for enjoyment and learning to seamlessly merge. The more the merrier at the Children's Library's newest program offering for elementary school kids, so as the Autumn nights get chillier, bring the whole family and come on out and cuddle up with a good tale.

This session’s featured title is Roald Dahl’s hilarious classic The Twits.

Comments

so cool i wish they'd had this when i was a kid!

Thanks for the feedback! If you know a kid who would like this program, bring them on over!

Thanks for bringing this sort of programming to the library, Gigi. I continue to read aloud to my daughters every night, although my oldest is in middle school. Snuggling on the couch with them around a great book is the highlight of my day. We take turns choosing our books, and reading aloud continues to provoke thoughtful conversation for the whole family.

My pleasure, Robin. The Children's Library is very excited to offer this program. And thanks for letting us all know how important read aloud time with older children can be for the whole family.

Thanks for bringing this sort of programming to the library, Gigi. I continue to read aloud to my daughters every night, although my oldest is in middle school. Snuggling on the couch with them around a great book is the highlight of my day. We take turns choosing our books, and reading aloud continues to provoke thoughtful conversation for the whole family.

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