Parents: Are you looking to get the most out of reading aloud with your child? Studies have shown that children learn best when they are able to make connections between what they hear and what they know.

A great way to boost these connections is to "think aloud" by talking about your thoughts while you read. Great ways to do this are to connect the book to your child’s life experiences, connect the book to other books your child has read, or connect the book to big ideas or life lessons. This will help your child comprehend what she is reading, and retain the information.

Thinking Aloud

To read more about the "thinking aloud" process, visit LD Online.