By Darren Halim
14 Dec, 2022
“We let down our guard when someone we love is reading us a story. We exist together in a little patch of warmth and light.” – Kate DiCamillo
Research shows that reading to children has a significant positive effect on their development and can be beneficial for adults too. Yet, Early Childhood Teacher Darren Halim has found that reading aloud is often underestimated as a learning experience in early education and care settings.
Darren explores what the research says about the benefits of reading aloud to children and why it’s so much better for children to listen to people reading, rather than listening to reading on devices.