Sarah Mackenzie thinks you should be reading to your kids. She means all your kids--she just did an article about reading out loud to your teenagers. I loved it! I have two teenagers at home, and only one of them will let me read to them, but I love it with my whole heart! If you have a child living with you, she has tips and reasons for reading to them.
Category: Kids and Family
What's the Time Commitment Here?
Once a week for 25 minutes.
I love reading out loud. I do it as a teacher, I do it as a parent, and frankly I would do it as a stranger if I found a child who needed to be read to and I could do it without being creepy. Sarah loves reading to children as much as I do. I don't listen to every episode, because not every episode matches my situation in life. But I love middle grade and young adult literature, so I like the recommendations for myself.
All of my children love reading, but it was heartbreaking to watch my oldest son kind of "outgrow" reading. I didn't want that to happen to my younger son, and this podcast inspired me to listen to an adult book with him on audiobook--just to show him that there is a whole world of books out there when he runs out of books in the young adult section. We're about 1/3 of the way through The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, and this time with him is so precious. I'm so grateful that it is happening, and that Brandon Sanderson writes super long books.
You can listen to Read Aloud Revival here or wherever you listen to podcasts.
P.S. Her website is super organized, so if you are only interested in one age group or one topic, you can easily find the related podcasts.