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Read Aloud, Lagos! a Lagos State Ministry of Education Initiative that focuses on encouraging children and their families to read aloud every day for 20 minutes so they can develop into lifetime readers.Reading Aloud is one of the most important things parents can do with their children. Reading aloud builds many important foundational skills, introduces vocabulary, provides a model of fluent, expressive reading, and helps children recognize what reading for pleasure is all about.
The government also want to use the initiative as an instructional practice where teachers and caregivers read texts aloud to children. The reader incorporates variations in pitch, tone, pace, volume, pauses, eye contact, questions and comments to produce a fluent and enjoyable delivery
Why not extend this? Ask your child to read the back of the cereal box as you are making breakfast in the morning. Give them the shopping list and ask them to read it to you as you go round the market or supermarket. Have them read a film review from the TV guide.
Short snippets of reading out loud on a regular basis can make a huge difference and in this way the child is practicing without realizing.