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The Art of Reading Aloud to Children 

It is suggested that a child needs to hear over 1000 stories before they can learn to read. Getting children ready to read is an important goal of preschool.  This workshop explores the phonological development of children from birth to age 6. Then the focus will shift to learning and practicing three different read aloud strategies: Dialogic, Participatory and Whole Book approach. The workshop will engage participants in practice pairing the story with an appropriate read aloud method..  A brief introduction of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) will also be given as a way to engage in art and pictures to enhance language development.