Reading Aloud In Our Home

I know you’ve seen them.

The studies that show over and over again that reading with our kids is a really, really big deal. It informs so much about them and their future success, not only in school, but life.

And, if I am most honest, I have struggled – really, really struggled – with making reading aloud something we do, without meltdowns or angst.

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Join me today at Simple Homeschool as I confess my read aloud slacker failures. Join me as I discuss the reality of reading aloud with a profoundly dyslexic child, and his brother with high functioning autism.

Join me as I share how we are figuring it out and making it work for our family.

If you are looking for more resources – I would encourage you to check out The Read Aloud Revival Podcast. I was skeptical at first (please see all my slacker confessions and you will understand why!). But I have to admit, this girl is awesome. She is enthusiastic and has tons of ideas that are actually doable. And, this month, she is hosting a 31 day read aloud challenge for kids and parents alike. To sweeten the pot, our children have the chance to win $400. in prizes for reading throughout the month of January. Click here for more details. 


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  1. Loved your post over at Simple Homeschool, Shawna! And thanks for the shout-out. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah – for your kind words and for all the encouragement to keep at this!

  2. My daughter was diagnosed with ASD last week at the age of 10 but it’s been obvious for a long time. My daughter was originally diagnosed with a language disorder at 4. The focus was always on reading aloud but it wasn’t until she started learning to read herself that her language started to improve, I’m guessing it’s because she learns visually.

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