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....
|Title||:||The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids|
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The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids Reviews
I’m a big fan of Sarah’s Read-Aloud Revival podcast and website, and have gotten many book recommendations and ideas from her over the years. I’m especially grateful that she introduced me to Simple Book Journals and Commonplace books. Sarah is a great writer, and this book is the perfect blend of encouragement, practical advice, and book recommendations. Highly recommended to both listeners of her podcast and to those who are brand new to the Read-Aloud Revival.
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'm a bookish person in a bookish family that enjoys reading aloud and listening to audiobooks and even still this book was just what I needed to re-inspire me to enjoy and invest in reading aloud to my kids. Sarah Mackenzie's enthusiasm, kindness, and joy bubble up from the pages of her book almost as easily as they do from her podcast. I borrowed it from the library but am tempted to buy it (after I already finished it!) in order to have close at hand her recommendations for starting conversat ...more
I really enjoyed it! I have always read aloud to my children during our school time and our family has gone through periods of consistent family read alouds. But, over the last few years we have struggled with being consistent with our family read aloud time. This has renewed my desire for us to be consistent. This will definitely be a baby shower gift for future mommas.
“If we tell them enough stories, they will have encountered hard questions and practiced living through so many trials, hardships, and unexpected situations that, God willing, they will have what they need to become the heroes of their own stories.”
With refreshing clarity, wit, and heart, Sarah Mackenzie has written a book for generations to come. This gem of a book lays the rails for why we should read aloud to our children and then goes into the nitty-gritty of how to connect with them as we ...more
As a fan of the Read Aloud Revival podcast from the very beginning, I was thrilled when I learned that Sarah Mackenzie was writing this book. I am someone who learned much from the podcast and experienced deepened relationships with both of my kids once I started reading aloud to them again on a regular basis. If you too have been a frequent listener of the podcast, much in the book will seem familiar to you. However, there are plenty of fresh ideas and inspiration that make this book worthwhile ...more
I could not put this book down. If you have kids of any age, there is something in this book for you. I have been reading aloud to my daughter almost every night since she was born, but I found so many insights and concepts that will help me improve the experience for both of us. And this book is worth its price for the reading aloud lists alone.