Welcome to the 10-Day “Coffee and Books” Read-Aloud Challenge. I am so happy you’re here! Over the next ten days, we are going to go on a read-aloud journey together. I hope you’re reading for some fun!
For the next ten days, I will guide you through how to start a daily read-aloud habit that honors your unique family.
Let’s get started, shall we?
Welcome to the 10-Day
“Coffee and Books” Read-Aloud Challenge
Reading aloud is the most important part of your homeschool day… and it also boosts connection and creates family memories!
Your daily read-aloud is the most important part of your *entire* homeschool day. Reading aloud to children and teens is hugely important for academic success, flexing of those all-important empathy muscles, and for family connection.
Your daily read-aloud routine has the power to boost connection, fuel learning, and make lifelong memories. Put simply- it can transform your homeschool routine and family life.
Yes, I call this challenge the “Coffee and Books” Read-Aloud Challenge. That’s because we’ve always referred to our daily read-aloud time as “Coffee and Books.” I promise the coffee is not required.
What’s important is that you make a commitment to read aloud to your children every single day. The time of day does not matter. I want you to create a daily read-aloud habit that honors your unique family.
Why 10 days?
This 10-Day “Coffee and Books” Read-Aloud Challenge is our new-and-improved “Coffee and Books” series. The original series was created in 2014 and it was 5-days in duration.
I decided to double it because habits take time to stick. Truth be told, habits take longer than 10 days to form, but my hope is that the next 10 days will help to get you off and running.
You can choose to participate in the challenge for 10 consecutive days or you can complete the challenge Monday through Friday for two homeschool weeks. It’s up to you and what works best for your unique family!
How to use your 10-Day “Coffee and Books” Read-Aloud Challenge tracker:
In case you missed it, you can download your challenge tracker here. Each day, I would like you to record the title of the book you read aloud on the spine of one of the tracking page books. You can simply write the title or you can get artsy and use this tracking page as a coloring sheet. You do you!
What is important is that you record your daily progress. Doing so helps to create a habit. Creating a simple, sustainable read-aloud habit that honors your unique family can be transformative for your homeschool and family life!
Tomorrow, we will officially kick off our 10-Day “Coffee and Books” Read-Aloud Challenge. Each day, you will receive an email from me. The email will contain a daily prompt and link to both the daily article and the 10-Day Coffee and Books Challenge page.
I know that we are all in a tricky homeschool season. Due to the pandemic, it can be challenging to access the library. Do not worry! I will be sure to share free online resources. I don’t want anything to get in the way of your daily read-aloud!
Head over to the MLP Family Book Club and share in the thread!
Be sure to head over to the MLP Family Book Club and introduce yourself in this thread. Don’t be shy! I am a total introvert and I’m still sharing our story! Come say hello! Feel free to share a bit about your family as well as any questions you may have. Can’t wait to see you there!
Prep for tomorrow…
Tomorrow is Day 1 of our 10-Day “Coffee and Books” Read-Aloud Challenge. Our prompt for the day will be CHILDHOOD FAVORITE.
I’d like you to read a book from your childhood with your kiddos. Or, you could read your kiddos’ favorite books from the early years.
Need help? Here are some ideas from our family:
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
- Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct
- Finn Throws a Fit
- Last Stop on Market Street
- Strega Nona
- The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
- The Monster at the End of the Book
- The Snowy Day
- Where the Wild Things Are
- Books: The Ultimate Resource Page for Homeschool Families
- The Best Books for Growing Readers in Your Homeschool
Don’t forget about the special limited time offer!
Don’t miss the special limited-time offer on my digital course, How to Rock THE MOST IMPORTANT Part of Your Homeschool Day. I’ve squeezed as much as I could into the 10-Day “Coffee and Books” Read-Aloud Challenge, but I have so much more to share with you! Act now, before the challenge is over, and you’ll be able to grab the course at a discount and receive a special bonus that is only available to 10-Day Read-Aloud Challenge graduates! You can grab the offer here!
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