Finding Time for 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…

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Family Read Alouds: Will you sit still?

Family Read Alouds

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…

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If I Only Read Historical Fiction, I wouldn’t be able to read….

limits of only reading historical fiction

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.…

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Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review

Sunday Reflections

This post may include affiliate links.  See my full disclosure policy for more details. Life at the Strauss House… We have a unique living situation in our home.  We combined households with my mother four years after my dad had passed away.  It was also at a time when my husband was shifting from taking…

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Cultivating Common Ground with a Book Club

When I envisioned homeschooling, I pictured a long and lonely road.  Initially, I thought homeschoolers were pioneers who desired to be independent and knew everything so they didn’t need any help. While there may be a few of those superwomen out there, I am not one of them.  Thankfully, a good friend told me about…

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