Benefits of Reading Aloud
The review of the literature shows that reading aloud has several benefits of reading aloud to young children and instructors who may be teachers or parents. Children who undergo reading aloud sessions also develop an interest in vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and books and their level of focus, as Trelease (2013) stated in his Read-Aloud Handbook. In ‘Reading Aloud in High Schools: Students and Teachers across the Curriculum’, Warner et al (2016) propose that the benefits of reading aloud constitute an important aspect of early childhood education. Similarly, the study conducted by Ledger and Merga (2018) revealed that reading aloud promotes language development as well as relevant learning skills that are essential for the preparation of children for school. The findings of Gambrell Linda and Janice F. Almasi on ‘Lively Discussions! Fostering Engaged Reading (1996) affirm that reading aloud to children correlates with young children’s emergent literacy ability, hence, the knowledge or skills that children grow during their early stages adversely influence the children’s ability to read later. The reviewed studies also suggest that children who undertake reading aloud sessions develop a positive attitude towards children learning and growth. The results of Merga and Ledger (2018) shows that nurturing and personal attention that children receive from parents during the reading aloud sessions motivate children to develop positive attitudes with books, televisions, radio, and other reading platforms that assist in improving their literacy growth.