Dinosaur Reads Aloud

This is exactly why you need to read to your children. Though I haven’t met a parent who doesn’t, but this is what happens when you read to your child just about every night.

Dinosaur is not reading, but memorizing what is on each page. He knows what the characters are saying and how they are speaking. I have asked him varying levels of comprehension questions from what is happening to what will happen next or why does the character feel that way.

You do this with your child every night and soon, they will be reading the books to you. Dinosaur now even points to the words. as I read. Sure he has no clue what the letters spell, but he knows they mean something. Even better when words are large font and bold, we can really focus on them.

So here is Dinosaur reading No, David by David Shannon

Turn down your volume as Dino only has two volumes…loud and louder.

Dinosaur reading Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear? by Eric CarleΒ  I love how he says all the names of the animals and the sounds they make.Β 

This makes me quite proud and I know his love of books and learning will continue as he gets older.

How do your kid(s) show their love a book or books you have read for them? Do they have any favorites?

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10 responses to “Dinosaur Reads Aloud

  1. Priceless. I was just saying to my hubby today that Gigi is now paraphrasing the books in her own toddler speak. Such a wonderful age of learning to witness. I must remember to get some video for future reference. Thanks for linking in to the Kid Lit Blog Hop

    • It was an unplanned idea, but so glad I did. He loves to watch the videos and reads along with himself…so adorable.

  2. He is so smart! I love how expressive he is!!

    We love reading in our house too. We’ve read every night since our first was a few months old. πŸ™‚

  3. That was AWESOME! lol My favorite part of the first video is his reaction to the “That’s Enough David” page. That had me cracking up! And he did such a great job with those difficult words in the second book like flamingo, elephant, walrus, leopard. He did a GREAT JOB!! And, you are a goo mama Karen! πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking these priceless videos in the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

    • thanks babe…I loved watching him and seeing how reading to him has benefited him. A true testament to reading to your kids.

  4. I love Polar Bear, Polar Bear! It was one of the firat books my littelest “read”. At some point it will sink in for him and he’ll realize what the words are outside of the book. I’d suggest making flashcards with some of the words so he can site read them. You can have him match them with the book or put them in the same order for fun.

    He’s so cute!

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