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
A great idea done with a few things that made it unreadable for me.
I do not mind what an author of a book believes in as long as it doesn't infringe on the technical content of the book. This isn't the case here at all. Mackenzie is a very religious person which she explained almost immediately in the beginning of the book, that is not a problem for me and I have found that she wrote reasonably good argument in the first few chapters.
However, when she decides to say that some books should be tak ...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
This is the first book I’ve binge read in a long long time. I knew a lot about the importance of reading aloud to kids and this is already part of our family culture, but the book is really really good at reminding me why I do this and gave me some practical tips for doing it. Plus, I need reminders to keep me going, otherwise I get bogged down in the day to day, forgetting why I am doing what I am doing. A great reminder and inspiration. And of course, book recommendations 😉
This was SO good and inspiring. I don't feel the need to own every book I read, but this is one I will absolutely return to again and again.
Full review to come.
I really appreciated the fact that she included lots of quotes from The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease as well as others who have contributed to the subject. And the author worked hard to choose books that are especially good for reading aloud. I'm definitely adding it to my top five to ten books on the subject (The Read Aloud Handbook & Honey for a Child's Heart are still my top two 😊). The only two problems I have with it are 1) I'm not Roman Catholic so have to ignore a couple ...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 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.
I especially enjoyed the chapter about how to ask compelling questions. I’m not so good at that yet.
I want my own copy of this book! I will refer to it again in the future for sure.