Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chance to be fully present with our children. It also increases our kids academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face lifes challenges. As Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own six children, reading aloud long after kids are able to read to themselves can deepen relationships in a powerful way.Founder of the immensely popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast, Sarah knows first-hand how reading can change a childs life. In The Read-Aloud Family, she offers the inspiration and age-appropriate book lists you need to start a read-aloud movement in your own home. From a toddlers wonder to a teenagers resistance, Sarah details practical strategies to make reading aloud a meaningful family ritual. Reading aloud not only has the power to change a familyit has the power to change the world....
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The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids Reviews
My first purchase of 2018 for myself! I decided to get around my book-buying ban by calling this a "homeschool resource" because I was assured that I'd be referring to it again and again, so it's more like a reference book. I imagine my enablers will be happy to know that they are correct. Sarah Mackenzie's wisdom from her podcast on this topic has been artfully distilled down into this book, to the tune of me wanting to buy 10 more copies so I just have them on hand for everyone I know. Especia ...more
Loved this book. It doesn't just talk about how to build a family culture around books, but why it's such a great and important thing. Really looking forward to the years ahead of reading to my children!
From host of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast Sarah Mackenzie, The Read Aloud Family is one mom’s appeal to the heart of all parents on the primary importance of creating a read aloud culture in families. Written in a voice that sounds like a conversation over the kitchen table with a friend, the book is organized into three sections: the first explaining why reading aloud with children is so vital, the second dispelling myths and giving practical tips and suggestions, and the last part of the boo ...more
Yes, I finished this book in one day.
The beauty in this book lies in its appeal to parents of children of ALL ages. I found myself greatly encouraged to continue reading aloud to my teens.
Sarah’s simple - yet elegant - writing style make this book a joy to devour in one setting, or to pick up in a few minutes each day as you have time.
The book lists alone make this book worth it, but the rest of the book is just as good.
ALL parents need to read this book!
"A good story gives shape to the human experience and touches us in our innermost places. It picks us up where we are and leaves us somewhere else- changed, transformed, more awake and alive and aware. We leave better off then we came. Richer." Those are Sarah Mackenzie’s words from Chapter 6 of her new book The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids, but they aptly express my own feelings of the gift her new book brings to the reader. This book is a resourc ...more
Man, I loved this book! To quote Anne, I’m pretty sure Sarah & I would be “kindred spirits” in real life! My biggest takeaways:
1. Reading aloud with your kids, no matter their age, is one of the best ways to show you truly care and prioritize them, bc in that moment you are putting everything aside & focusing on nothing but connecting with them through the story.
2. It doesn’t have to be perfect or for very long, just do it. 10 minutes every other day is all it takes to start the habit. ...more
This book is so inspiring! Her book recommendations are awesome! My favorite quotes from this book are:
“Their children may not remember the exact stories, plot lines, or characters of the books they shared during these times. Whether they remember the titles of the books they read together doesn’t even really matter. But I am certain of one thing: they will never forget that their momma read to them.”
“When we read with our kids, we step outside the noise, the hustle, the friction, and for just a ...more
I didn't need to read this book because reading is already such a huge part of our life and I see the power of reading aloud firsthand every day, but I would consider buying a copy of it to lend out to people. Like my friend whose stepchild might be medicated because she's not having enough interest in reading but maybe she just needs to learn that books are wonderful or those people I see in the library telling their kids they can only choose one book to check out (when I'm telling my kids we c ...more