Read the room
Popular children’s author Chris Callaghan believes that first and foremost reading aloud should be fun! In this great film Chris advises teachers and parents not to be afraid of making mistakes (‘it can help children to understand it’s ok when they make mistakes’). He also advises paying close attention to children’s reactions to see what works to engage their attention. Chris also has plenty of practical advice to help you inject a bit of theatre into your read aloud sessions, including ending on a cliff hanger!