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Reading Aloud?

I’ve thought of sharing a favorite website/blog/podcast place of mine with you all for awhile now. And since she has something for the new year coming up, what better time!


Have you heard of The Read-Aloud Revival?

“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.” Taken from Sarah Mackenzie’s Start Here page. (I would agree, especially if you are reading the Bible!)

Read-Aloud Revival has multiple book lists (free), podcasts, blog posts and resources for parents and homeschoolers specifically. She also has a shop and membership which I have not delved into. (I like the free stuff, honestly!)

My favorite part has been the podcast section. Some of Sarah Mackenzie’s podcast guests include: Andrew Pudewa, Sarah Clarkson, N.D. Wilson. There are many more! The times I have been able to listen, I’ve enjoyed them while making dinner and driving in the car. They’re just the right length, contain encouragement and information in them. They are always followed with a cute book recommendation section by kids. Online you can find links to all the books that were highlighted in that podcast!

She is also the author of Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable PeaceI’ve not read this yet, but wouldn’t mind sometime.

Take a moment or two and poke around her site!

The 2017 RAR 31-Day Challenge

“During the month of January, we encourage kids to read aloud every day for at least 15 minutes. They can read to anyone- Grandpa, the neighbor, a sibling,  the cat, the goldfish, their stuffed animals, their action figures– it doesn’t matter who they share their stories with. What matters is that they share them- out loud, every day.”

What is it?: Reading aloud for 15 minutes more or less every day for 31 days.

Ages: 1-17 (Check out her explanation of how littles participate.)

Prizes?: Kids who read at least 25 of the 31 days can be entered to win one of the 50 prizes!

How to sign-up and enter? Read all the details then Scroll to the bottom of this page to enter your email address. It’s as simple as that!

Hope that you enjoy this site as much as I have! Let me know what you think!


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