Want to know the most important part of your entire homeschool day?
It’s your daily read-aloud.
Establishing a simple, sustainable read-aloud routine that works for your unique family can transform your homeschool and family life.
Having a reliable routine that helps you knock the most important part of your homeschool day out of the park can help you muddle through challenging homeschool seasons (I’m looking at you, 2020!).
But, how do you create a simple, sustainable read-aloud routine that honors your unique kiddos? And how do you keep at it when life throws you nothing but lemons? Keep reading, my friends! I have some news for you!
How to Rock the Most Important Part of Your Homeschool Day
Reading aloud is the most important part of your entire homeschool day
Reading aloud has a host of benefits for children, tweens, and teens. When you read-aloud to your children and teens, you shower them in sophisticated language and rich vocabulary. You grow their fund of factual knowledge. Research shows that reading aloud is the best thing we can do, as parents, for our children’s future academic success.
But reading aloud does so much more than boost those academic skills. Reading aloud helps children to understand the world around them, to put themselves in another person’s shoes, and to understand and care for others. Reading aloud also levels the playing field so that readers and non-readers can share the same experience and have amazing conversations together.
Reading aloud also has a positive impact on family life. When you read to your children, you are sharing an experience and connecting. Guess what? Connected kids tend to be more content and cooperative. Plus, you’re making memories to last a lifetime!
A simple, sustainable read-aloud routine can help you through even the most challenging homeschool seasons.
Our morning read-aloud routine, which we lovingly refer to as Coffee and Books, began during a challenging homeschool season. It is now a treasured family tradition and the spine of our homeschool day. Our morning read-aloud fuels learning for the entire day. This routine has helped us to muddle through even the most challenging homeschool seasons. When life is throwing lemons at us (Hello, 2020!), it can feel really good to accomplish the most important thing, even when it feels like all the other balls are dropping.
Want to know my homeschool mantra for tough times? It is this: When in doubt, read aloud.
When you read aloud, you can cover any academic topic, any interest, any genre. Are you feeling that you have been slacking in math? Grab some math picture books and snuggle up on the couch. That’s math, my friend. Check off that box and breathe a little easier.
I honestly believe you could homeschool with your library card alone. As homeschool parents, we tend to overthink and overcomplicate all the things when the best ideas are often the simplest ones. And it might seem almost too simple to be true, but reading aloud is the most important part of your entire homeschool day!
How to Rock THE MOST IMPORTANT PART of Your Homeschool Day
If you are struggling to create a simple, sustainable read-aloud routine that honors your unique kiddos, I have big news for you. I have spent the pandemic pouring my book-lovin’ heart and soul into a new self-paced digital course.
It’s called How to Rock THE MOST IMPORTANT PART of Your Homeschool Day and I am over-the-moon excited to share it with you.
This course covers so much read-aloud ground, but in bite-sized chunks (perfect for busy homeschool mamas!). I’ll share the benefits of reading aloud, the types of readers, how homeschooling is a reading superpower, how to raise readers, how to cultivate book-loving atmosphere, how to maximize your library visits, how to find the best books, how to document read-alouds, common stumbling blocks, and how to create a simple, sustainable read-aloud routine that will work for your unique family.
Each lesson contains a video, audio download, transcript, lesson handout, relevant links, and any related downloadable PDFs. All members will also have access to a fantastic resource library.
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Start the homeschool year strong
Homeschooling can be overwhelming… if you let it. Do not worry about next week or next month or next year. Focus on today. Put one foot in front of the other and remember that reading aloud is the most important part of your homeschool day.
I truly, wholeheartedly, believe that homeschooling doesn’t have to feel hard or complicated. I believe that homeschooling can be almost all fun and games. I’d love to show you how!
Join me today and let’s raise joyful, lifelong readers and learners together!
Now, it’s your turn. Tell me: What does your read-aloud routine look like? Share here!
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