I am a HUGE advocate of reading aloud to your children. I have posted often about this topic.
Many days go by where our biggest accomplishment is reading aloud.
That's OK with me.
last for GENERATIONS!
I know, however, that sometimes reading aloud falls into "last place" in some homeschools. There are math workbooks to complete, grammar lessons to finish, and spelling words to learn.
I've also heard moms say that it just takes too much TIME to read aloud, and why should they read aloud when their children are independent readers?
This makes me sad.
I love learning WITH my children! I am modeling good reading when I read aloud.
I have witnessed my children's vocabularies SOAR because of read-alouds. They have a frame of reference for SO MANY things in history, science, and life in general. They are turning into wonderful writers (I'm not trying to brag -- well, yes I am - brag about the benefits of reading aloud!) and speakers because of the examples they hear in GOOD BOOKS.
The biggest question I get is this: "How do your children listen for so long when you read aloud?" I'm going to try to answer that question today.