The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids
From Sarah: "A guide for connecting with your kids--how reading aloud helps kids grow in empathy and compassion for others, prepare for academic success, nitty gritty tips and tricks for fitting in more read-aloud time even when life is busy, the 3-Question Test I use to decide if a book is worth my kids' time and attention, questions you can ask your kids about any book to have a great conversation with them, and my top read-aloud recommendations (nearly 400 of them!) for kids, divided up by ages." After you pre-order the book at Barnes & Noble, head to thereadaloudfamily.com to enter your receipt number and you'll get instant access to How to Choose Books for Your Kids new video class.
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 long after kids are able to read to themselves can deepen relationships in a powerful way.