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An Appreciative Audience

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Since you can't always drop what you're doing every time an enthusiastic young reader feels like opening a book, help the child find another audience. Suggest that few favorite dolls or stuffed animals listen to the child read instead.
  • The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.
  • Reading
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Multiple
  • Indoor, Traveling
  • Play

MATERIALS: Dolls and stuffed animals

Seat this quiet audience at the foot of the child's reading chair. Or if a stuffed animal is large enough, the child might enjoy sitting on its lap. Dolls and animals may like to join your regular read-aloud sessions. Bunnies will be all ears when you read The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and no teddy bear will want to miss an episode in the Little Bear series. When you can, find the appropriate animal or doll. Following the reading, you might help the guest expert answer all of the child's questions.

An Appreciative Audience