You want to connect with your kids.
You long to make rich and lasting memories with them- to connect in a meaningful way while they’re still at home.
But it can be hard to connect with our kids in the middle of a busy week.
Here’s what I know: the absolute best way to connect with our kids is through stories.
Do any of these sound like you?
- You want to make good memories with your kids, but there is so. much. else. going on.
- You hope your kids will form strong sibling relationships, and that one day they’ll look back on their childhood and remember fondly the time you all spent together. You’re just not sure how to make that happen.
- Your kids enjoy books, but you’d like to take it a step further. You want to talk to your kids about what they’re reading and have meaningful conversations about the books you share together..
As a mama of six (including 3-year-old identical twin boys!), I know what it’s like to balance loud, chaotic family life with my hopes to make our home a nurturing, warm place where we connect.
When we read together, we’re seeing through the same lens, hooking arms on an adventure. We’re experiencing something bigger than ourselves, and we’re doing it side-by-side.
The Read-Aloud Revival is a community of parents just like you who know that when our kids are grown and gone, they won’t likely mind that their childhood included dishes piled in the sink, that we never ever reached the bottom of the laundry basket.
But they’ll remember the stories, and they’ll treasure the time we spent reading to them.
I’m here to remind you that the act of picking up a book and sharing it with your child is probably the easiest thing you’ll do all day… and the most important.
Through upbeat podcast episodes and helpful articles, we’ll equip you with what you need to get started on the read-aloud path. Our top-notch membership program and other helpful resources will take you to the next level, so that you can build a family culture around books.
If you’re new to the Read-Aloud Revival, here are some of the most popular posts & podcasts:
READ-ALOUD REVIVAL PODCAST LISTENER FAVORITES:
- Reading Aloud to Older Kids with Andrew Pudewa
- The Most Important Part of Teaching Your Kids to Read with Sarah Mackenzie
- Our Favorite Picture Books with the RAR Team
- On Living a Storyformed Life with Sarah Clarkson
- Reading Aloud for History with Rea Berg
- Magic & Fear in Children’s Books with N.D. Wilson
THE BEST (FREE) READ-ALOUD REVIVAL RESOURCES:
- Instant access to our read-aloud booklist
- A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started with Shakespeare
- Join the annual 31-Day Read-Aloud Challenge
- Instant access to the Andrew Clements Author Access video replay
MOST POPULAR ARTICLES:
- We’re Looking for Glue (or: Why Reading Aloud Matters)
- Best First Novels to Read Aloud with Kids
- Series that Will Turn Your Struggling Reader into a Voracious Reader
OUR BEST RESOURCES FOR HOMESCHOOLERS:
While the Read-Aloud Revival is not only for homeschooling families, we find that many in our community are drawn to the homeschooling lifestyle. I homeschool my own six kids and have written a bestselling book, Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace.
Below you’ll find reader favorites specifically about homeschooling:
- Why I’m No Homeschool Superstar
- Planning is Just Guessing
- How I Use Spiral Notebooks to Simplify Homeschooling
- 6 Ways to Early Years You Won’t Regret
- How to Simplify the Curriculum
There’s a lot more where that came from! To read more of my homeschooling posts, click here.
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