Back to Homeschool with Read Aloud Books & A Love of Learning is part of the Back to Homeschool: Mind Over Matter blog series. This post has been provided by Kerry from How to Homeschool My Child.
One of the best ways our family encouraged a love of learning was to start our day with read aloud books. As far as I’m concerned, reading aloud each morning was the most important part of our homeschooling day.
Why did I “start” our day with read aloud books?
Although I had been reading to my kids since they were born, we struggled our first year in finding a good time to reading aloud as a family.
During our first year of homeschooling, I planned our schedule so I would read aloud after lunch. Sometimes, the kids were still eating & finishing lunch. I don’t know about you, but after lunch might not have been the best choice.
As I read along after lunch, you might guess what happened. I would get tired & sleepy, dozing off as I read. I had to ask one of my daughters to finish reading the chosen selection.
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That’s not the example I wanted to set. I didn’t want to give my kids the impression that reading puts you to sleep or I didn’t like reading. I had to make a change.
The very next year, I made a change.
To read what that change was and how it encouraged a love of learning in our family, check out Encourage a Love of Reading with Read Aloud Books.
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After 10 years of homeschooling (her kids have graduated), Kerry helps you get past the perfect Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook and get on to real life…real life ways to inspire your kids to love learning for a lifetime. Kerry has her Masters of Education and has authored several books, including Approaches to Christian Homeschooling, Raising Leaders- Not Followers, Teach Your Child “How to Think” with Mentoring.