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Make Your Own Books on Tape

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Since reading stories aloud is probably the best thing that parents can do to encourage their children to become successful, lifelong learners, consider recording your child's favorite stories on audiotape.
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As every parent of young children is aware, there is nothing kids like better than hearing the same story read to them over and over again. While children never tire of the repetition, many adults do. Since reading stories aloud is probably the best thing that parents can do to encourage their children to become successful, lifelong learners, consider recording your child's favorite stories on audiotape. This way your child can hear your voice as she leafs through a book -- at any time night or day. Every time it's played, your voice will maintain that same enthusiasm and sense of joy as the first time. If your child is in childcare, preschool, or pre-K, talk with her teacher about sending these tapes to school. Here, they'll serve a dual purpose. As at home, it will give your child a chance to have a vicarious read along experience. In addition, tapes of you reading can be very soothing to a child -- especially one feeling the pangs of separation. Being able to listen to a parent reading a book at naptime usually helps even the most anxious child settle down.

Make Your Own Books on Tape