Jim Trelease’s The Read-Aloud Handbook is lovely and very helpful for parents wanting to immerse their children in the world of written and spoken language, stories and books.
I aspire to creating the math version of this; the Read-Aloud Handbook of Math in a sense.
Here is how he began.
The dearth of accessible material inspired him to write and self-publish the first edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook in 1979. “I self-published because I never thought any of the major publishers would be interested in it. At that point, ‘reading aloud’ was too simple and not painful enough to do the child any good. At least, that’s what many educators thought,” he says in hindsight. But that mindset would soon change.
His book is now in its seventh edition and has sold nearly 2 million copies.
Wish me luck, OK?