Kids who are 4-7 years old often love stories and can even begin to enjoy chapter books. Reading aloud to kids this age can be such a delight!

You’re also able to have great conversations about what you’re reading together.

There’s a whole chapter in The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids Through Books about reading with this age group, but today…

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • what you are really going for at this stage (you’ll like the answer!)
  • what to look for in books for this age group
  • just a few book recommendations 😉

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  • 1:14 A common question we’re hearing
  • 3:26 Reading aloud with 4- to 7-year-olds
  • 5:48 It’s OK to still read picture books!
  • 6:50 Safeguard delight
  • 8:01 Should you do extension activities?
  • 9:17 What to look for…
  • 13:58 Book recommendations
  • 17:29 Other resources for this age group
  • 18:47 Let the kids speak

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Episode 95
My Father’s Dragon
Water Can Be . . . (Millbrook Picture Books)
A Leaf Can Be . . . (Millbrook Picture Books)
A Rock Can Be (Millbrook Picture Books)
The Lion & the Mouse
The Tortoise & the Hare
Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book)
Richard Scarry’s Busytown Treasury
Bedtime for Frances (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback))
The Read-Aloud Family
The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids
Llama Llama Red Pajama
Cycle City
Lola Dutch

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