The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids

The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids

Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chance to be fully present with our children. It also increases our kids? academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life?s challenges. As Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own six children, reading aloud Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chan...

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Title:The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids
Author:Sarah Mackenzie
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Genres:Parenting
ISBN:0310350328
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids Reviews

  • Janssen
    Mar 26, 2018
    This was SO good and inspiring. I don't feel the need to own every book I read, but this is one I will absolutely return to again and again. Full review to come. ...
  • Jessica
    Apr 11, 2018
    I could not put this book down. If you have kids of any age, there is something in this book for you. I have been reading aloud to my daughter almost every night since she was born, but I found so many insights and concepts that will help me improve the experience for both of us. And t...
  • Ginger
    Apr 21, 2018
    I am not a parent, but I am a former elementary education major who can just never resist keeping up with what's going on in the world of kidlit (as well as person who loves books, who can never resist what Sarah Mackenzie says about books and reading). Some of her questions to ask chi...
  • Lauren Grace
    Apr 15, 2018
    This book is so inspiring! Her book recommendations are awesome! My favorite quotes from this book are: ?Their children may not remember the exact stories, plot lines, or characters of the books they shared during these times. Whether they remember the titles of the books they rea...
  • Sarah
    Mar 25, 2018
    I finished this book with a big happy sigh! Such a lovely read and resource. Reading aloud is near and dear to my heart, and was thrilled to get an ARC of this book. (Thank you Zondervan!) Like Sarah talks about on her podcast, The Read-Aloud Revival, this book is for anyone who'd like...
  • Jan
    May 08, 2018
    4 Stars I really appreciated the fact that she included lots of quotes from The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease as well as others who have contributed to the subject. And the author worked hard to choose books that are especially good for reading aloud. I'm definitely adding it to...
  • Lisa Penninga
    Apr 27, 2018
    ?We read in the hope that our children will feel the heartbeat of a hero thrumming within them and look to the Heavens and ask, ?What great thing have I been created to accomplish?? This book was recommended to me not only as a mom who wants to create passion for reading in my bo...
  • Charissa
    Feb 11, 2018
    I absolutely loved this book! As a person who loves to read, both for myself and with my kids, I found so many things to relate on regarding the joys of reading. I felt encouraged and inspired all throughout my reading of this book and excited about this wonderful reading journey that ...
  • Kathryn
    Apr 02, 2018
    Wow, how I wish I would have had this book and known about her podcast when I was a young mother. Sarah is so in tune with kids and parents, she's a mom of six children, and what obstacles come up when reading to your children. This is a meaningful book with so much information on the ...
  • Deon
    May 12, 2018
    Kindle edition is $2.99 May 15, 2018 https://amzn.to/2IfIWB1 ...
  • Kristin Runyon
    Feb 07, 2018
    "A good story gives shape to the human experience and touches us in our innermost places. It picks us up where we are and leaves us somewhere else- changed, transformed, more awake and alive and aware. We leave better off then we came. Richer." Those are Sarah Mackenzie?s words from...
  • Marita
    May 02, 2018
    Sarah?s warm and bubbly personality come through in the enthusiastic conversational tone of the book. I?m a huge fan of Jim Trelease?s book on reading aloud, and while this one didn?t really present anything new, it was a good reminder of those principles. I especially apprecia...
  • Stephanie
    Apr 22, 2018
    Most of this is just common sense, but we don?t stop to be intentional about reading aloud to our kids unless we take it in. I really enjoyed Mackenzie?s hopeful, conversational style. She makes even a pessimist like me think that there is hope. Then I try to have reading time agai...
  • Cassiejoan
    Mar 26, 2018
    This is the first book I?ve binge read in a long long time. I knew a lot about the importance of reading aloud to kids and this is already part of our family culture, but the book is really really good at reminding me why I do this and gave me some practical tips for doing it. Plus, ...
  • Becca
    Jan 26, 2018
    "By the time our children leave our homes, we don't want them to wonder whether their lives matter. We want them to know that they do. If we tell them enough stories, they will have encountered hard questions and practice living through so many trials, hardships, and unexpected situati...
  • Kristin O.
    May 15, 2018
    I especially enjoyed the chapter about how to ask compelling questions. I?m not so good at that yet. I want my own copy of this book! I will refer to it again in the future for sure. ...
  • Faith Hough
    Apr 12, 2018
    Sometimes when I sit down to write, I wonder, "What's the point of writing if I'm just preaching to the choir?" Then I read a book for which I am the choir...and I remember how much I need reminders and encouragement and inspiration even about the topics dearest to my heart. The Read-A...
  • Melanie
    Apr 04, 2018
    I absolutely loved this book!!!!! I have been following Sarah Mackenzie and the read aloud revival for a while and this book is phenomenal. It is the perfect resource for successfully creating your own read aloud family. The first part of the book is full of amazing tips and tricks whe...
  • Matt Pitts
    Apr 13, 2018
    I'm a bookish person in a bookish family that enjoys reading aloud and listening to audiobooks and even still this book was just what I needed to re-inspire me to enjoy and invest in reading aloud to my kids. Sarah Mackenzie's enthusiasm, kindness, and joy bubble up from the pages of h...
  • Julie
    Feb 07, 2018
    As a fan of the Read Aloud Revival podcast from the very beginning, I was thrilled when I learned that Sarah Mackenzie was writing this book. I am someone who learned much from the podcast and experienced deepened relationships with both of my kids once I started reading aloud to them ...
  • Ashley Unverferth
    Mar 27, 2018
    ?If we tell them enough stories, they will have encountered hard questions and practiced living through so many trials, hardships, and unexpected situations that, God willing, they will have what they need to become the heroes of their own stories.? With refreshing clarity, wit...
  • Tammam Aloudat
    Mar 30, 2018
    A great idea done with a few things that made it unreadable for me. I do not mind what an author of a book believes in as long as it doesn't infringe on the technical content of the book. This isn't the case here at all. Mackenzie is a very religious person which she explained almos...
  • Megan
    Jan 29, 2018
    From host of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast Sarah Mackenzie, The Read Aloud Family is one mom?s appeal to the heart of all parents on the primary importance of creating a read aloud culture in families. Written in a voice that sounds like a conversation over the kitchen table with a ...
  • Becca
    May 01, 2018
    I devoured this book. Half parenting advice (told in the most down-to-earth and encouraging tone), and half delightful conversation about good books, this sweet read will help you love reading with your kids, from birth through the teen years. I will be revisiting this in the future. ...
  • M W
    May 01, 2018
    I didn't need to read this book because reading is already such a huge part of our life and I see the power of reading aloud firsthand every day, but I would consider buying a copy of it to lend out to people. Like my friend whose stepchild might be medicated because she's not having e...
  • Sarahelisabeth
    Apr 05, 2018
    This is a book that I will probably return to again and again. The book lists and questions to use to discuss books with children are particularly worthwhile as well as the chapter around having a book club atmosphere at home. I think that Sarah goes too far about the moral benefits of...
  • Stephanie
    Mar 29, 2018
    If you want to have the very *best* of the Read Aloud Revival content in one handy book ~ this is for you. I am a huge fan of RaR, and have gleefully devoured just about everything Sarah puts out--the knowledge she has gifted the world regarding the why's/how's/delights of "reading-alo...
  • Mary Prather
    Apr 06, 2018
    Yes, I finished this book in one day. The beauty in this book lies in its appeal to parents of children of ALL ages. I found myself greatly encouraged to continue reading aloud to my teens. Sarah?s simple - yet elegant - writing style make this book a joy to devour in one set...
  • Stacy Wittenberg
    Apr 02, 2018
    This is a fast and delightful read! I loved it because it offers encouragement to build a read aloud culture at home. I think this would be a great book to put into the hands of a new parent or a parent who has a struggling reader. If you're already a reader or committed to your child'...
  • Lisa Jacobson, Club31Women
    May 18, 2018
    I?d say I?ve read and collected quite a few books ?in this category? and so anticipated this would be much like them. And yet I somehow found this such a fresh and inspiring read! Even after all these years (and 20+ years of homeschooling), this was a compelling read with new r...