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Reading aloud builds vocabulary, and improves comprehension and active listening. Vocalizing text activates the auditory memory, associating the spoken words with their meanings. This combined effort strengthens memory retention, making it easier to recall information later.

World Read Aloud Day was recognised on Wednesday 7 February, with classes in the Junior School spending time reading aloud to each other or to our resident Book Chooks.

Students in the Early Years to Year 1 have enjoyed meeting the Book Chooks in the first couple of weeks of term. Our Book Chook Mums (Mabel, Gladys and Esmerelda) have a brood of chicks that read with students everyday. Some of them are pictured below with students from the Early Years Mulberry Room.

Sue Dansie