BORN READING:
STORYTIME TIPS
FROM GREAT
READERS
 Numerous studies have shown that interactive
reading—active engagement with a child during
the reading experience—can ra...
While writing Born
Reading, I interviewed
teachers, librarians, child
development experts,
neuroscientists and many
other ...
Tip # 1 from author Sara Gillingham:
Ask questions & have the child point to
objects they know
 In Rebecca O'Connell’s
book, a baby goes
through the motions of
a normal day.
 These bright
illustrations offer
plenty ...
Tip #2 from Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton:
Remember how to play like a child
PRACTICE: “PLEASE, BABY PLEASE”
 Movie director Spike
Lee and producer
Tonya Lewis Lee
evoke the frustration
and joy of a...
Tip #3 from comic book creator Stan Lee:
Act out scenes from their favorite books
Mo Willems’ “Let’s Go for
a Drive” is filled with
interactive dialogue.
Try using different voices
for characters, imita...
Tip #4 from Poet Nikki Giovanni:
Whether you enjoy poetry, storytelling or
hip hop, share it with the kids in your life.
 Giovanni edited this
anthology of hip hop
for kids.
It includes work by
Langston Hughes,
the Sugar Hill Gang,
Kanye Wes...
Tip #5 from author Mo Willems:
Draw with your kids
 This book by Peter
H. Reynolds will
encourage the kid
in your life to make
and share art.
 Visit Reynolds’
website for ...
JASON BOOG
Twitter: @jasonboog
Email: jasonboog@gmail.com
http://www.jasonboog.com/
http://www.born-reading.com/
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While writing "Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age," I interviewed teachers, librarians, child development experts, neuroscientists and many other professionals.

This slideshow collects interactive reading tips from some of the best readers I met on my journey, including poet Nikki Giovanni, comic book creator Stan Lee and Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton.

All tips include a recommended book that parents and caregivers can use to practice the technique.

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  1. 1. BORN READING: STORYTIME TIPS FROM GREAT READERS
  2. 2.  Numerous studies have shown that interactive reading—active engagement with a child during the reading experience—can raise a child’s IQ by more than six points.  In Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age, I distilled interactive reading techniques into a simple “Born Reading Playbook” for parents. BORN READING
  3. 3. While writing Born Reading, I interviewed teachers, librarians, child development experts, neuroscientists and many other professionals. This slideshow collects interactive reading tips from some of the best readers I met on my journey.
  4. 4. Tip # 1 from author Sara Gillingham: Ask questions & have the child point to objects they know
  5. 5.  In Rebecca O'Connell’s book, a baby goes through the motions of a normal day.  These bright illustrations offer plenty of opportunities to point to objects inside the book. PRACTICE: “THE BABY GOES BEEP”
  6. 6. Tip #2 from Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton: Remember how to play like a child
  7. 7. PRACTICE: “PLEASE, BABY PLEASE”  Movie director Spike Lee and producer Tonya Lewis Lee evoke the frustration and joy of a toddler.  Kadir Nelson’s gorgeous pictures will help kids describe and talk about feelings.
  8. 8. Tip #3 from comic book creator Stan Lee: Act out scenes from their favorite books
  9. 9. Mo Willems’ “Let’s Go for a Drive” is filled with interactive dialogue. Try using different voices for characters, imitating facial expressions and jumping around the room like Elephant and Piggie. PRACTICE: “LET’S GO FOR A DRIVE”
  10. 10. Tip #4 from Poet Nikki Giovanni: Whether you enjoy poetry, storytelling or hip hop, share it with the kids in your life.
  11. 11.  Giovanni edited this anthology of hip hop for kids. It includes work by Langston Hughes, the Sugar Hill Gang, Kanye West, Gwendolyn Brooks and more… “HIP HOP SPEAKS TO CHILDREN”
  12. 12. Tip #5 from author Mo Willems: Draw with your kids
  13. 13.  This book by Peter H. Reynolds will encourage the kid in your life to make and share art.  Visit Reynolds’ website for even more ideas about making art with the kids. PRACTICE: “THE DOT”
  14. 14. JASON BOOG Twitter: @jasonboog Email: jasonboog@gmail.com http://www.jasonboog.com/ http://www.born-reading.com/

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