Choose a book to read aloud as a family.
Sharing a book is a wonderful way to create family memories, learn together, and collect a treasure trove of shared knowledge and stories.
Dad usually chooses the family read aloud. After all, we girls read (or have read) lots of books together as part of our homeschool studies, so this is a chance for Dad to have some input into our learning. His selections bring some male influence into our reading, and he sometimes chooses books that we may not have read otherwise.
Think your family is too old to do this?
Think again! We have continued to read aloud long after each child learned to read. In fact, we read aloud as long as they are physically present. And I hope that Ron and I will continue to share books aloud, even after the last child has left the nest!
A few of our family read alouds:
- Daniel Boone: The Opening of the Wilderness (John Mason Brown)
- Around the World in Eighty Days (Jules Verne)
- All of a Kind Family series (Sydney Taylor)
- Young Abraham Lincoln (Carl Sandburg)
- Across Five Aprils (Irene Hunt)
- A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
- Drake: The Man They Called a Pirate (Jean Lee Latham)
- The Chronicles of Narnia series (C. S. Lewis)
Sharing a love of literature, history, or just a good story...another way to make a house a home.~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~