Welcome to Day 3 in the Ten Days of Reading Aloud!
Yesterday I wrote about how we choose and keep track of read alouds. I offered a free printable and a giveaway, too. If you missed the post, you might want to go back and check it out.
Today I'd like to share some of my favorite posts about reading aloud with you. So much of the encouragement and inspiration to read aloud comes from what I read online. Hopefully you will find some inspiration, too!
I'm sure you don't need evidence to support why reading out loud is good for your children... but there is plenty out there. I also like the following posts because they speak to the HEART of why we NEED to read aloud in our homes:
Why Read Aloud? and Read Aloud Tips
- Read Alouds - The Homeschooling Glue
- Reading Aloud as a Form of Therapy
- Why Read Aloud to Children?
- Twelve Reasons to Read Aloud To Your Children
- The Family Read Aloud
- Tips for Reading Aloud
- Keeping Little Hands (and Big Hands) Busy During Read Alouds
I'm always on the lookout for read alouds to add to our shelves. I have to admit that bookstores are a huge weakness of mine. I'm also positive I would have more money in the bank if I stopped buying books! Now that my children are getting older I see this, however, was money WELL SPENT. Our home is stocked with wonderful books, that each hold a special place in our hearts.
These posts will help you choose read-alouds:
Favorite Read Alouds
- Top Ten Read-Alouds - Angie, of Many Little Blessings had a full Top Ten Tuesday devoted to favorite read alouds. See the link ups at this post and gets literally HUNDREDS of read aloud ideas!
- Building Incredible Booklists for Children
- Favorite Read Alouds - from Good Reads
- The Number One Ingredient In Our Homeschool (from yours truly)
- Read Aloud Choices from Jim Trelease
- Delightful Children's Books
Sometimes I like to read aloud to my children JUST BECAUSE. It doesn't have to be something we will test on or make a huge project out of. There are times, however, when it's fun and meaningful to follow up with activities from read alouds. Here are some project links:
"Projects" for Read Alouds
- Five in a Row Literature Based Unit Studies - a SQUIDOO lens all about one of my favorite homeschool resources.
- Five in a Row @ Homegrown Learners - We've rowed lots of these books
- Homeschool Share - my FAVORITE site for lapbooking and notebooking!
- Notebooking Pages - One example here is the Ancient Times notebooking pages... use notebooking pages to reinforce read alouds.
- A Delightful Double Existence - how we used a read aloud (Robin Hood) to fuel an entire unit study
I hope these links have been helpful to you. My prayer is that you are encouraged to READ ALOUD TO YOUR CHILDREN!
I would love for you to join me tomorrow for Read Aloud Thursday. Even if you're not a blogger you can join the linky by simply providing a link to what you are reading aloud right now. My goal is to have an encouraging list of read alouds.
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