Workshop: Reading Aloud (to Children)

The workshop aims to help parents and other adults learn why and how to read aloud to children of all ages. By reading aloud to children, we can help to improve children’s reading skills, build their knowledge and increase their love for reading. At the same time, we forge bonds with the children.

*Note: This is an interactive workshop. Thus, please be prepared to do a bit of reading aloud to a partner. If you do not have a partner, you will be paired with a very nice person with whom you can practice reading aloud. This is low stress, as there is no grading or evaluation, and you are reading only to one partner, not to the whole room.

Who needs this course
Parents and adults who love to read to children.

Workshop Leader
Dr. George Jacobs was a Language Specialist at RELC for eight years. Currently, he works with MOE Singapore and educational institutions around Singapore and internationally. George is the co-author of Read Aloud Asia, published by Times. Dr Jacobs has presented at many conferences locally and internationally.


Course Outline:

1. Why read aloud
a. Language
b. General knowledge
c. Reading skills
d. Attitudes towards reading
e. Bonds between children and adults

2. To whom to read aloud
a. Never too young
b. Never too old
c. Never too late to start

3. Choosing books to read aloud
a. Types of books
b. Topics
c. Illustrations
d. Vocabulary
e. Storing books

4. How to read aloud
a. Pre-reading
b. While reading
c. Reading aloud with prediction
d. After reading
e. Creating your own read aloud materials

5. Related topics
a. Children reading aloud
b. Silent reading


Date: 19 July 2012
Time: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
Venue: Activity Room, L-1, Geylang East Public Library,
50 Geylang East Avenue 1, Singapore 389777
Workshop Leader: George Jacobs
Fees: S$90 per person


To register, please visit

Download the brochure.


(65) 6848 8290



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