It doesn’t take long after starting a read-aloud habit to realize that there are a LOT of good things happening when you are snuggled up on the couch, lost in a good book with your family.

But sometimes things get rough. And when that happens, it helps to get a bit more logical about the whole operation.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • the wide-ranging effects of reading aloud
  • how a short time reading together really can make a difference
  • how to help kids get better at listening to read-alouds

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Before we link to the books in today’s podcast, I want to reach out to any of you who may need a hug after hearing about families who have struggled with miscarriages. If that’s you, might I suggest Karen Edmisten’s excellent book, After Miscarriage, or her blog post, Remembering My Lost Babies? And hey– I’m sending a hug your way, too. xo, Sarah

Books from this episode:

Episode 33
Moon Over Manifest
Hatchet
Grover Learns to Read (Junior Jellybean Books(TM))
Math Geek: From Klein Bottles to Chaos Theory, a Guide to the Nerdiest Math Facts, Theorems, and Equations
Fermat’s Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem
Science Fair Season: Twelve Kids, a Robot Named Scorch . . . and What It Takes to Win
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Archimedes and the Door of Science (Living History Library)
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
Jurassic Park
Grandmaster: A Novel
The Source: A Novel
Rogue Lawyer: A Novel
Timeline: A Novel
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.)
The Science of Harry Potter: The Spellbinding Science Behind the Magic, Gadgets, Potions, and More!
The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, No. 1)
Mathematicians Are People, Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians
The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1)
Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning Rare Edition Enhanced
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Book 1
Patriot Games (A Jack Ryan Novel)
The Eye of the World: Book One of ‘The Wheel of Time’
Gatefather: A Novel of the Mithermages

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