This toolkit shares key ideas of the 3MR approach and practical tips for early childhood professional and teachers who read with children.
Reading aloud quality picture books with children is a powerful activity. All children, regardless of their socio-cultural background, should be granted the experience of a pleasurable encounter with quality children’s literature mediated by a competent and caring adult.
Why this toolkit?
This toolkit addresses early childhood professionals and teachers in order to
raise their awareness about the importance of reading quality picture books with children starting from birth, regardless of their family background;
provide orientation in the selection of quality picture books;
provide practical tips for the manner of reading aloud with children;
encourage them to engage families in reading aloud with their children and help them develop a reading culture at home.
Explore the defining features
of the 3MR approach!
HOW USABLE IS
IN EVERY-DAY LIFE
Listen to what teachers have to say.
First of all, the one who reads aloud should not be afraid to make mistakes. In that sense, you get better every time, and if you don’t start someplace, you won’t become a good reader.
Ulvi, kindergarten teacher from Estonia
WHAT IS SPECIFIC ABOUT THE 3MR APPROACH
TO READING ALOUD?
The 3MR approach to reading picture books emphasizes reading with one child in a group.
- Forget about teaching when it comes to shared reading of picture books!
- Enjoy the time you spend reading picture books with children! You are mediating a special encounter between the child and the book!