Sometimes it helps to see – and hear – someone talk about reading. In this collection of videos, we have ideas for parents and suggestions for kids … who will particularly like Jim Trelease’s video about having to read that book you don’t want to read!

The Reading Rockets website is a great place to start. It hosts videos for the PBS Series Launching Young Readers. Here are direct links to some of the videos in the series.

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Videos @ Building Literacy Skills | Videos @ Reading Aloud | Videos to Help Reluctant Readers

Videos about Building Literacy Skills

Professional Storyteller and author Christine Petrell Kallevig demonstrates how to use pockets as an educational tool to enhance language skills in early childhood, preschool, and primary classrooms.

Sneaky Letters – Some Letters Make Different Sounds

Picture Help – Introducing a book

Reading Strategies for Parents

From our friends at ,a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Reading is Fundamental.

Videos about Reading Aloud

Open University’ Reading for Pleasure programme created a series of three short films. The “Book Chat” videos help parents read aloud with their children from infant to teen. Each video is built around a series of tips that make it easy to share books. This is the video for reading with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

And for reading with children 7 and older.

A demonstration of reading with children 9 and older.

As you watch this video, check out how responsive this baby is, how he’s listening, how he’s anticipating the next animal noise, and oh, how he’s enjoying himself thoroughly!

Isn’t it great to see a dad so involved in caring for his kids? Not only does this Dad read aloud, and make uber cool animal noises, but also he uses puppets to develop his kids’ literacy skills. I defy you to watch his next video without a chuckle.

“Reading is BORING. Not anymore!” 5 Tips for Making Reading Fun


Videos to Help Dormant (aka Reluctant) Readers

The target audience for this Jim Trelease video is preteens and teens who don’t like to read, but the contents apply equally well to reluctant-reader adults.

Mary Bigler, a professor of teacher education at Eastern Michigan University, shares a few tips for helping struggling readers in this 2-minute interview.