Reading Aloud with Children: The Art of Bringing Books to Life Through Storytelling

Date: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Time: 08:00 PM EST

Research shows one of the most important ways parents can support literacy development is to read aloud with their children. Bright Horizons wants to help your family explore new ways to make reading together both educational and exciting!

Join us on Tuesday, November 5th at 8:00 p.m. EST as we share the secrets to becoming a masterful storyteller and adding excitement to family reading.

Our early education experts and a guest storyteller from Barefoot Books will share practical ways that you can:
  • make reading time a more engaging, enjoyable and enriching learning experience
  • identify high quality children’s literature and pick the right books for your child(ren)
  • master storytelling techniques to make books come to life
At the completion of the webinar, you’ll be armed with expert storytelling tips and techniques that will help you take reading aloud to the next level!
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Susan Brenner, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President of Education at Bright Horizons

Susan Brenner, Ed.D., serves as Senior Vice President of Education at Bright Horizons. Susan has more than 30 years of experience managing quality child care programs. She was instrumental in development of the first back-up center to achieve accreditation from the National Association of Young Children. Susan now oversees Education and Development at Bright Horizons and plays a pivotal role in our Growing Readers program, which provides resources to help families cultivate a love of reading at home.

Barbara Saunders Sims
Barefoot Books Ambassador and Early Education Specialist

Speaking as a parent and grandparent, as well as a 40-year veteran as teacher and administrator of early learning services, one of the most lasting gifts that you could ever nurture in your children, especially in the early stages of their lives, is a love of reading—a springboard for a life of learning and fun. Developing this joyful exploration of literature begins at birth through everyday loving interactions—sharing books, telling stories, singing songs, and talking to one another. In our discussion we’ll explore strategies to engage young children in fun and interactive storytelling that will inspire young readers to read deeper, search further, and explore their own creative gifts.

Ruth Fidino

I’m the Mom of three adult children and the Grandmother of three young girls. Reading is an important part of family life in our household. In our house reading aloud is an opportunity to perform; an opportunity to engage and evoke emotion. To be honest reading in our house hasn’t always been this way. When my boys were little they were fidgety listeners until I changed my reading strategy. Once I added a little zest and personality to my reading they were hooked. They stayed with the book long enough for “what if” discussions and they asked for reading time. I hope today you’ll discover something new to add to your family reading time.
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