Posts Tagged ‘read alouds’
Finding Time for Read Alouds
Finding time for read alouds is the next trick in cultivating loving reading great books together. In my previous post, I talked about Sitting Still for Family Read Alouds. Sometimes a big key to getting kids to sit still is choosing the right time for read alouds. I have tried many variations on times during…Read More
Family Read Alouds: Will you sit still?
Family read alouds have been the highlight of my homeschooling. It’s so fun to be able to share a good book with your family. It hasn’t always been this way. I remember when we first started homeschooling and I would get so frustrated when the kids would not sit still. Johnny Tremain was our first…Read More
If I Only Read Historical Fiction, I wouldn’t be able to read….
Historical fiction make up some of my family’s favorite read alouds. However, there can be too much of a good thing. My first year homeschooling, I used a curriculum that centered everything around the history studied that year. It was a great opportunity to integrate ideas between subjects, but it restricted our read alouds to historical fiction.…Read More
How does Kindle Whispersync work?
This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure policy for more details. Have you ever been reading your kindle and wished that there was an audio that tracked along with your reading like those wonderful books when we were little? You know, the ones with the magic little chime that sounded when…Read More
Plans for a New School Year
This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure policy for more details. I love planners, planning, organizing schedules, etc. When I first started homeschooling, I over planned, over organized, and over scheduled to the point that everyone was consistently feeling like a failure. Slowly and painstakingly I have been able to turn…Read More