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Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM
Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM
Sun: 1PM to 5PM
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM

Funny Voices Pave the Way for Literacy!

Funny Voices Pave the Way for Literacy!

Can you make a squeaky voice? How about a rough growly voice? Add spice to your book readings by changing up your voice and adding sound effects.

Give a mouse a high pitched quiet voice or a lion a loud deep voice. Did Humpty fall off a wall? Add a SPLAT!! Did the big bad wolf blow the house down? Add WHOOSH! and maybe a CRASH! Is it snowing? Add a BRR! and give a shiver.

Don’t be afraid if voice elements aren’t your strong suit. Kids enjoy doing something fun. Adding additional elements like these can make stories appear more alive and even the attempt will make a book more entertaining to listen to.

Reading is one of the 5 early literacy practices supported by Every Child Ready to Read®. By embracing your inner actor you are helping to build the important six skills: print awareness, letter knowledge, phonological awareness, vocabulary, narrative skills, and print motivation. So, let go of your monotone reading voice. Change it up, make sounds, and laugh!

Every Child Ready to Read® is a project of the Association for Library Service to Children and the Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.

Categories: Blog and Kids.

Funny Voices Pave the Way for Literacy!

Funny Voices Pave the Way for Literacy!

Can you make a squeaky voice? How about a rough growly voice? Add spice to your book readings by changing up your voice and adding sound effects.

Give a mouse a high pitched quiet voice or a lion a loud deep voice. Did Humpty fall off a wall? Add a SPLAT!! Did the big bad wolf blow the house down? Add WHOOSH! and maybe a CRASH! Is it snowing? Add a BRR! and give a shiver.

Don’t be afraid if voice elements aren’t your strong suit. Kids enjoy doing something fun. Adding additional elements like these can make stories appear more alive and even the attempt will make a book more entertaining to listen to.

Reading is one of the 5 early literacy practices supported by Every Child Ready to Read®. By embracing your inner actor you are helping to build the important six skills: print awareness, letter knowledge, phonological awareness, vocabulary, narrative skills, and print motivation. So, let go of your monotone reading voice. Change it up, make sounds, and laugh!

Every Child Ready to Read® is a project of the Association for Library Service to Children and the Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.

Categories: Blog and Kids.