Weekly Pajama Jam Read-Aloud
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.