It will expose him to vocabulary and concepts well beyond his own reading level. You’ll have time together, and he’ll become a better reader.
Here’s a game for reading aloud: Collect some magazine articles on topics that interest your child. Let him choose which one to read. If the article is long, just read one section of it aloud. Then take turns telling details you remember from what you read.
Give him time to think and restate the details. If needed, help him by asking the five W questions: who, what, when, where, and why.
You each get a point for every detail recalled. For example, he gets a point for remembering that Polk was the eleventh president. The person with the most points wins.
You can try this with one of your child’s textbooks, too. Have him read an assignment aloud to you and then take turns telling details from the text.
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