Liz Pinkham is 12 years old. She is a 7th grader at St. Thomas More Catholic school in San Francisco. Liz came to the Buzz studios on Good Friday, 2017, to read Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree. The Giving Tree was published in 1964 by Harper and Row. She chose this story because it’s her principal, Marie Fitzpatrick’s, favorite book who even has The Giving Tree on her laptop cover.
If you like to read bedtime stories, like Liz, contact the Buzz studios and come on down and record!
If you enjoyed listening to this bedtime story, you may enjoy reading it too. Find the book at Inkspell Books in Half Moon Bay!
How to Use Bedtime Stories as an Independent Reading Tutor
Prepare your child for a relaxing audio podcast experience. Whether in the car, the store, or before bed, let your child immerse their ear in their imagination. School is largely auditory. So, prepare your kid to listen and visualize a story without TV or video. Just listen!
Then share the book to the audio. Listen and read. Allow your child to teach themselves to read. Using visual/audio anchor words your child will figure out the visual/sound connections by themselves. Eventually, they will be able to read the book to you all by themselves!