Educator’s favourite books

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We asked our educators to tell us about their favourite childhood stories.

Wombat Stew was chosen by Jenni, Director of Hamersley Early Learning School. She said ‘I love using props and acting out the story!’

wombat-stew

Tammie, Director of Mindarie Keys Early Learning School, chose Green Eggs and Ham because she loves reading it aloud in funny voices. She particularly likes the rhymes.

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Kym, Communications Liaison, loves Room on a Broom. She enjoys reading this fast paced story to her children using funny voices.

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Each Peach Pear Plum reminds Sarah, Accounts and Administration, of reading to her children when they were babies.

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Owner, Sam, loves The Gruffalo because it is colourful, exciting and a little bit scary!

Gruffalo

Mog is owner Angela’s favourite as he looks so grumpy but his owners always misinterpret everything he does.

mog

Ryan Spencer, the clinical teaching specialist lecturer in Literacy Education, University of Canberra lists five reason why you should read aloud to your children.

  1. Improves fluency
  2. Expands vocabulary knowledge
  3. Helps comprehension
  4. Involves family members
  5. Brings the fun back into reading

For the full article go to Five reasons to read aloud to your kids -and pick their favourite book.

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