RAR #155: Your Questions… and Library’s Most Wanted
In today's episode, I'm answering your questions - from reading to separate age groups and how to make time for that (!), to what to do if summer reading programs make your kids want to read LESS...
In this episode, you'll hear:
* when summer reading programs aren't useful* how to handle a drop in comprehension when kids start reading longer books* ideas for easy chapter books* how to make time for reading aloud when your kids want to be outside all day* favorite fairy-tale-esque book recommendations* reading aloud to different age groups
2:25 When reading challenges become a battle5:46 A drop in comprehension with longer books9:31 Easy chapter book ideas13:42 Reading aloud during warmer weather months17:57 Fairy tale-esque book suggestions22:27 Reading aloud to different age groups27:47 Library's Most Wanted32:31 Beyond books - Imagination36:10 Let the Kids Speak
Quotes to remember:
"Our goal is to launch our kids into their adult lives as avid readers, as humans who love to read." - Sarah Mackenzie
"Encountering these issues in books, where you can talk through them and discuss them with your kids, can really be a great gateway of sorts, a way to have conversations about hard topics with our kids in a safe way." - Sarah Mackenzie
"Without imagination, our kids won't be able to love reading stories, and they need imagination to sustain that mental theater constructed of words and characters. " - Carolyn Leiloglou
Links from this episode:
* January RAR 31-Day Read-Aloud Challenge* RAR #85: Reading Messy Books About Hard Topics with Kids* RAR #41: Navigating Fantasy: A Guide for Christian Parents, Carolyn Leiloglou* To get a signed copy of Carolyn's book Library's Most Wanted: The Twig* House Full of Bookworms* Carolyn Leiloglou's Author site
Books from this episode:
You'll also enjoy:
* Keeping up with advanced readers* Reading aloud as an obstinate act of love* Why read picture books with older kids?
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