Growing Parents, Growing Children: Newsletters for Read Aloud Tips & Activities in Early Childhood

Date of Award

Fall 12-18-2020

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Special Education


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Keri DeSutter


Developmental Activities, Early Childhood, Newsletters, Read-aloud


In a changing world full of technology in homes and communities, it is important for families to be aware of the effects of technology and ways to take a step back and build connections with their children. Young children’s brains rapidly change and form connections that will later impact their life. One way to build these connections is to read aloud to a child. The benefits of reading aloud are scientifically proven to help create bonds, build empathy, develop a child’s imagination, expand language and vocabulary, increase comprehension, and culminate into writing and reading. Based off of current research, we have assembled nine newsletters containing information for parents and caregivers about the benefits and strategies for reading aloud. Each newsletter also contains developmental activities for families to complete.

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