Reading aloud to our kids is one of the unique pleasures of home
education. I hope that you read aloud to your children.
I hope you do it
There is no doubt about it, homeschoolers are a lucky bunch! One of the things that our family enjoys is reading together each night. Although the kids are 9 and 13, we don’t feel that the day is “complete” until we spend some time on the couch together!
While I’m reading, of course I use the different voices (I do a great KGB bad guy…). But I also stop every so often and talk about a vocabulary word, talk about locations, motivations, even about character development. My kids enjoy these breaks because I hear them talk about them later in other conversations.
So, as a mother, I am proud to introduce the kids to various poets, literature, biographies, short stories, even Mad Libs make a great night time reading experience! It is truly one of the best times of the day. I know that you will agree, a good deal of bonding goes on…behind the pages!