At Magic Years, we want to do our best at supporting children in their learning journey.
Giving a hug from home through a favourite book at school.
One way we can do this in our library is by making sure your child is surrounded by their favourite books, read by the people they love in the languages they know. We would love to record parents/friends/teachers and relatives read favourite books. Through this your child can be surrounded with literacy that is in a sense ‘alive’ and loved.
The recordings will also be exposed to other learners at M.Y and children within our community can view the world from a new perspective.
Think about a child who is missing his grandmother or uncle. Imagine how remarkable it would be for this child to listen or watch a book being read to him/her by that person. Reading a favourite book could be 10-15 minutes of reading and recording time and could encourage a lifetime of reading and perhaps writing.
Please read this document for ways to record a book at home (whether that be in Thailand or in a different country).
Come in during Book Week and record a book. Make an appointment for us to make the recording or record your own from home.
Ms Mama Jess (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Related article: Every Child Every Day. A U.S article in Educational Leadership that outlines 6 effective teaching elements that can help students become successful readers. The elements in the article that recording a book for your child will encourage are: 1) every child reads something that he or she chooses 2) every child reads accurately 3) every child reads something that he or she understands 4) every child talks with peers about reading and 5) every child listens to a fluent adult read aloud.