Do you want to raise your children to be readers? In this episode we are going to dive into encouragement and resources for creating a culture of reading in your home – for kids and mom!
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Book links by reading ages mentioned:
- Reading to your baby & toddlers: Board books and visually pleasing books (The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Llama Llama Red Pajama, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Little Engine That Could, etc)
- The early reader: This is the 5-8 range. With emerging readers of my own, I know that this is a long process. Read aloud ALL the time during this age.
- The Middle grade reader: Ages 8 and up. Let them choose what interests them. Help guide them but let them explore worlds and ideas! Keep reading aloud at these ages. (The Redwall series, How to Train Your Dragon book series, etc.)
- Your Teen Reader: Keep an eye out for books labeled YA. You will still want to keep a close eye on what they are reading while also letting them explore! Help them explore reading outside their school requirements.
- As adults: Do the same thing!! Find the books that make you excited and don’t want to put the book down…and ditch the others. Especially as busy moms, life is TOO short!!
- Our homeschooling picks for this year (and how to instill a love of learning) – Hf #239
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Resources for learning more about morning basket time:
- Your Morning Basket Podcast with Pam Barnhill – an entire podcast dedicated to this topic!
- How We Homeschool – Morning Time – by Read-Aloud Revival
- Simple Morning Time Plans – by Read-Aloud Revival
Books to recommend:
- How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo
- The Read Aloud Family by Sarah MacKenzie
- Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson
- Honey for a Child’s Heart By Gladys Hunt
- Jim Trelease’s Read Aloud Family Handbook – New 8th edition
- Sources for books by age: SonLight
- Sources for books by age: (many are preprints of old classics) The Good and the Beautiful Library
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