When you think about reading, what comes to your mind? For some, reading may bring back memories from their caregiver or teacher reading aloud to them. Others may think about curling up with a good book during a rainy day. Maybe thinking about reading triggers memories or trips to the library or talking about a good book with a friend over coffee.
Since 1999, the Association of American Publishers has established May as Get Caught Reading Month. Whether it’s reading for pleasure or staying up-to-date with the latest news, reading has immeasurable benefits. Reading aloud to children helps them learn how to use language to make sense of the world. Technology has also changed how materials are consumed with a transition to a digital focus. No matter what medium you choose to read, the Connection Spot team wants to encourage our readers to Get Caught Reading!
Share the resources and information below with your friends to listen to books or learn about new books for your child. We also encourage you to share pictures of you reading or your favorite books and stories!
Get Caught Reading – Activities for all ages!
Storyline Online – A fantastic resource that features celebrities reading aloud stories. Each book also has a supplemental curriculum to engage your child beyond the read aloud.
KidLit TV – KidLit TV is the place to discover great children’s books and connect with the people who create them. Explore crafts, book trailers, and more!
Librarian to Librarian – Podcasts about books for kids and teens.
Milkin’s Book Talks – Listen to book talks to find new books for your child to read or to read with them.
The Indianapolis Library – 100+ free video read alouds!
PreK 3-5 Years (Preschool)
5 to 6 Years (Kindergarten)
6 to 8 (Primary)
9 to 11 Years (Elementary)
11 to 14 Years (Middle School)
14-18 years (High School)
English Language Arts
Credit: ConnectionSpot.org on 05/12/2021