What can a university professor say about the value of reading aloud for future academic and relational success?
A lot, actually. If that professor is also a mother of many, she’ll lend a perspective on fitting read-aloud time into busy family life, and the value of even five minutes a day spent diving into a story with your kids.
In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Catherine Pakaluk from Ave Maria University.
- why students who have been read aloud to fare better than their peers in college
- how she carves out time to make reading aloud a priority as a working mother of seven
- and why even five minutes a day can add up to a whole heck of a lot of reading
Episode 9 Show Notes:
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- Links to Dr. Joseph Price’s research, which Dr. Pakaluk references on the show: The Effect of Parental Time Investments, Time vs. Money- Which Resources Matter for Children?, The Time Use of Teenagers
- Story Nory– free audio stories read every week by Natasha Gostwick and friends
- Books Should Be Free– lots of free audio books (especially classics)
- Sarah recommends everything published by Bethlehem Books
- Ave Maria University is a thriving college that emphasizes truth and beauty in the hearts and minds of its students. Did you know that about 1/3 of students at Ave Maria University were homeschooled all the way through high school?
Books from this episode:
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