Rebecca Bellingham Gives a TED Talk on the Joys of Reading Aloud

By Maryann Yin Comment

Rebecca Bellingham, a literacy instructor, gave a talk at the TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet conference on “why we should all be reading aloud to children.” We’ve embedded the full presentation in the video above—what do you think?

During her speech, Bellingham listed the benefits of reading aloud regardless of whether or not a child is able to “read on their own.” She also made references to several beloved books such as Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.

In the past, several children’s books authors have spoken on the TED stage including Newbery Medalist Linda Sue ParkPaper Towns author John Green, and Lunch Lady series creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka. What is your favorite book from childhood?