The benefits of reading aloud to your children are endless, from encouraging family bonding to showing your reluctant reader the perks of picking up a book. With these benefits in mind, Scholastic Parents recently hosted our 30 Days of Read Aloud (#30DaysofReadAloud) initiative, providing tips to incorporate a fun and valuable read-aloud routine into life with kids every single day.
And we asked Scholastic staffers to share their read-aloud anecdotes -- from finding quiet time together to encouraging a reluctant reader how books can be fun.
Click on the links below to meet members of our Scholastic family and learn how they read aloud to their kids. It might just spark some fun ideas for you!
Letecia Stewart, Senior Coordinator at eScholastic, has a read-aloud routine that's changed as her son has gotten older.
Anamika Bhatnager, Associate Publisher at Scholastic, focuses on the learning opportunities in book illustrations while reading aloud to her kids.
Mike White, Senior VP of Finance at Scholastic Reading Club, uses reading aloud to teach his 4-year-old about his favorite things: trains and dinosaurs!
Serena Kappes, Senior Editorial Director of Scholastic's Parents and Kids websites, makes read-aloud time the perfect opportunity to bond with her kids of very different ages.
Chris Lick, VP & Senior Counsel at Scholastic, reads aloud to relax with his 6-year-old twins and maximize family togetherness.
Maggie McGuire, VP of eScholastic, still reads aloud to (and with) her independent readers -- whether it's the morning paper or a book of poetry.
Hakim Latimore, Marketing Manager of The Scholastic Store, makes read-aloud time an opportunity for his kids to bond through books.
Jennifer Chiu, Merchandising Director at Scholastic Reading Club, is a big fan of board books in her read-aloud routine. It's never too early to start reading to your child.
Katie Klein, Assistant Director of Online Merchandising, likes having quiet time with her 16-month-old when she reads aloud.
Amrita Pendharkar, Senior Marketing Manager of Scholastic.com, loves the books she reads to her children just as much as they do.
Brian Booker, Senior Human Resources Generalist at Scholastic, introduced read-aloud favorite Where the Wild Things Are to his daughter after the birth of his infant son.
Jennifer Katz, Managing Editor for Scholastic's Parents site, loves sharing poems during family read-aloud time.
Scher Foord, Experience Design Lead for eScholastic, reminds her reluctant reader how fun reading can be through their nightly read-alouds.