Written by Sarah Mackenzie of Read-Aloud Revival
Sometimes I’m discouraged at how few books our family can enjoy reading aloud over a school year. I pretty much always wish I could read more with my kids. I know it’s good for them. I know it’s good for me. I know it’s one of the most powerful ways to connect with my children and to bond them to one another.
I know that hearing accurate, beautiful, and sophisticated language patterns is the best way to help my children learn to read, to think, and to write.
But still. I struggle.
Can you relate? Maybe it’s taking you forever to get through your current read-aloud. Maybe you’re struggling to drum up the oomph to make reading aloud a habit. Or maybe you’re just having a hard time getting back into the groove of reading aloud after a bit of a hiatus.
I’ve been in all of those situations, and trust me- I can relate. I want to read aloud, I even LIKE reading aloud, so why the heck do I ever struggle with reading aloud?
And why do you?