- Become Equipped: Know What You Think and Why.
- Finding Your Rhythm and keeping to it.
- Buy some Ice Cream - Dealing with difficult days.
- Tip FOUR - One Step at a Time
Some of the Benefits of reading out loud to your family
- Vocabulary development
- Improves focus and concentration skills
- It's a good way to grapple with difficult issues
- Books allow you to develop an awareness of people and situations outside of your personal experience
- They help us develop a sense of empathy to our fellow man.
- It develops a sense of closeness and bonding.
- Improves speech fluency
- Develops comprehension
- Grows phonological awareness
- Reduces stress
- Expands knowledge
- Develops analytical thinking skills
- Promotes creativity
- Improves grammar
- Creates a family tradition
For more information on the benefits of reading out loud to your family Jim Release has authored a book called The Read-aloud Handbook.
Here are some interesting articles on reading out loud to your family
- The hidden benefits of reading aloud — even for older kids
- Reading aloud has huge benefits to children but many parents stop too early
- 10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day
- Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable
Sarah over at Amongst Lovely Things hosts the Read-Aloud Revival. You can find out more here: About The Read Aloud Revival.
With all the amazing books out there it can be overwhelming. Here are a few lists to get you started reading together as a family:
- the Read-Aloud Revival Booklist
- Honey for a Child's Heart
- Book List Resources In this post I've linked to a large list of recommended literature resources.
- Each week on a Tuesday I share my latest book find. You can find these posts under Tuesday's Treasures
I invite you to grab a cup of tea and head on over to these bloggers to see their word of encouragement to you today.
- Jeniffer @ Thou Shall Not Whine
- Jennifer @ A Peace of Mind
- Jennifer @ Faithful Homestead
- Joelle @ homeschooling for His Glory
- Joesette @ Learning Curve
- Kari @ Random Acts of Boyhood
- Katie @ Katie's Daily Life
- Kemi @ Homemaking Organized
- Kim @ Homestead Acres
- Kylie @ Our Worldwide Classroom
If you're on Pinterest I encourage you to follow the board 5 Days of Tips for Homeschool Parents for some wonderful NEW content for your Homeschool Boards.