The Power of Reading Picture Books Aloud to Young Children
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The Power of Reading Picture Books Aloud to Young Children

Using Your Library System to Surround Your Child with Quality Books
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Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How reading dramatically impacts future academic success
  • Learn the many strategies for improving vocabulary through reading aloud
  • Learn strategies for reading to infants and toddlers
  • How reading picture books develops cognitive thinking and memory skills
  • How to select the highest quality books for your child
  • How to determine which books match your child’s age and cognitive level
  • How libraries can be used to select a broad range of books that interest your child
  • How reading can enhance your child’s social development
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Requirements
  • None
  • Basic knowledge of Excel
Description

This course demonstrates how reading aloud to your child dramatically improves their likelihood for future academic success.  Learn about some of the finest children’s literature available, and download a list of over 250 examples (over 90 modeled in the course).  Learn dozens of reading strategies to maximize your child’s engagement and learning.  Learn how judiciously using a public library, and working with the children’s librarian can minimize the purchase of books that do not match your child’s interests. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents/Family Members of Young Children - ages - birth to 5 years old
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Curriculum For This Course
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Reading Picture Books to Young Children (ages 0-5)
6 Lectures 48:02

Chapter 1 – Vocabulary and Language Development

  • Reading aloud to young children is critical for their language development and vocabulary.
  • When listening to a story, children are exposed to new vocabulary and learn to use context to understand, even if the vocabulary is above a child’s developmental level. 
  • Parents can engage children by asking questions and interacting with the child while reading, reading with expression, and editing length of a story based on interest.
  • Reading aloud helps expose children to vocabulary through alliteration, onomatopoeia, and poetry.
Preview 09:12

Chapter 2 – Infants and Toddlers

  • Infants and toddlers have a strong ability to learn languages, even before they can speak.
  • Infants and toddlers can begin exploring books early through touch, sight, touch, and listening.
  • Parents can use books to interact with infants and toddlers by following their interests.
  • The three-period lesson allows infants and toddlers to develop vocabulary through modeling and repetition.
Lecture 2 Reading to Infants and Toddlers
11:08

Chapter 3 – Cognition and Memory

  • Reading to young children increases cognition and memory.
  • Children can pursue their interests through books.
  • Reading aloud helps children develop early literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Children can learn about the world around them in developmentally appropriate ways.
Cognition and Memory
08:38

Chapter 4 – Social Development

  • Children can see their own lives reflected in books, as well as those of their family members.
  • Books can teach or model routines and rules for young children.
  • Siblings and young peers can interact and relate to each other through reading.
  • Children will learn about themselves and their emotions and develop a sense of humor.
Social Development
08:45

Chapter 5 – Illustrations

  • Choose books with illustrations that are simple and relate to the text.
  • Children notice details and patterns in illustrations.
  • Interactive illustrations or photographs engage the child deeply in the book.
  • Wordless books with in-depth illustrations allow readers to adapt the story and discuss what children see.
Illustrations
08:31

About the Instructor
Patricia M. Hart, Ph.D.
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Professor Emerita of Children's Literature

My name is Dr. Patricia Hart, and I am the instructor for the course.  I am a Professor Emerita with 45 years experience in Education.  I have taught children's literature courses in higher education for many years, and have an early childhood Montessori Certification.  My passion throughout my personal and professional life has been books and children.   My husband is an educational video producer, and partners with me in the production and marketing of my courses. Using observations and videos of my three young grandchildren - and other children -  I continue to gain more insights into effective strategies to use in reading quality literature to young children, while utilizing the library resources.