Ready to dive into a little brain science? Today, we're discovering what happens in your child's brain when you read aloud.

This is probably not a surprise, but... A LOT is happening.

Dr. John Hutton of the Reading and Literacy Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital is joining me to break this down. I love how he puts it in the beginning of this episode: that scientists are using fancy methods to verify what we already know - that reading aloud is good for our kids.

Want to know what happens in your child's brain when you read aloud? You're in the right place.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL HEAR:

how the brain actually readsthe immense value of dialogic reading (don't worry - you're already doing this!)how reading aloud "primes" the brain for reading independently

CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON TO START LISTENING:

TIME STAMPS:

3:35The RAR Premium Spring Lineup! 🌸🌱6:09Lots of nature!9:44What's going on 'under the hood' when we read aloud14:40How the brain actually reads18:42Seen on an MRI23:44'A Goldilocks Effect'30:15'Neurons that fire together, wire together'37:25Let the Kids Speak

QUOTES TO REMEMBER:

"There's a maxim in neuroscience: neurons that fire together, wire together. So really, the more you practice anything, the stronger the neural circuits become."Dr. John Hutton

"We say it all the time at Read Aloud Revival: there's nothing that a novel can give your child that a picture book can't."Sarah Mackenzie

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

RAR PremiumRAR #151: It's a Story ... So What? Barb RosenstockCindy WestJonathan RogersIrene LathamRAR # 130: Reading Aloud as an Obstinate Act of Love, Meghan Cox GurdonAll About ReadingThe Logic of EnglishRobert MunschDr. Hutton's Latest StudyBlue Manatee PressBlue Manatee Dialogic Reading (DR) series

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

(All links are Amazon affiliate links.)


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Why and how reading aloud will change your children's lives forever (Mem Fox)Why read aloud to kids who can read to themselvesWhy your kids love graphic novels and which we love best

Ready to dive into a little brain science? Today, we’re discovering what happens in your child’s brain when you read aloud.


This is probably not a surprise, but… A LOT is happening.

Dr. John Hutton of the Reading and Literacy Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is joining me to break this down. I love how he puts it in the beginning of this episode: that scientists are using fancy methods to verify what we already know – that reading aloud is good for our kids.


Want to know what happens in your child’s brain when you read aloud? You’re in the right place.


IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL HEAR:

how the brain actually reads
the immense value of dialogic reading (don’t worry – you’re already doing this!)
how reading aloud “primes” the brain for reading independently

CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON TO START LISTENING:

TIME STAMPS:

3:35
The RAR Premium Spring Lineup! 🌸🌱

6:09
Lots of nature!

9:44
What’s going on ‘under the hood’ when we read aloud

14:40
How the brain actually reads

18:42
Seen on an MRI

23:44
‘A Goldilocks Effect’

30:15
‘Neurons that fire together, wire together’

37:25
Let the Kids Speak

QUOTES TO REMEMBER:

“There’s a maxim in neuroscience: neurons that fire together, wire together. So really, the more you practice anything, the stronger the neural circuits become.”


Dr. John Hutton

“We say it all the time at Read Aloud Revival: there’s nothing that a novel can give your child that a picture book can’t.”


Sarah Mackenzie

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

RAR Premium
RAR #151: It’s a Story … So What? Barb Rosenstock
Cindy West
Jonathan Rogers
Irene Latham
RAR # 130: Reading Aloud as an Obstinate Act of Love, Meghan Cox Gurdon
All About Reading
The Logic of English
Robert Munsch
Dr. Hutton’s Latest Study
Blue Manatee Press
Blue Manatee Dialogic Reading (DR) series

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

(All links are Amazon affiliate links.)



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YOU’LL ALSO ENJOY:

Why and how reading aloud will change your children’s lives forever (Mem Fox)
Why read aloud to kids who can read to themselves
Why your kids love graphic novels and which we love best