Read Aloud Together – Start Them Young!

For the past couple of months, I have received several emails asking me how to homeschool a preschooler. I’ve responded individually to each email and  I’ve recently written a post entitled homeschooling a preschooler FAQ.  I hope I was able to answer most of the inquiries.

I’ve often written that when you are homeschooling preschoolers, it is important that you instill in your children a love of learning and I believe this starts by reading together. Even as babies, you can begin to spend time reading to them.

In our family, we started by reading them Bibles for babies and young kids. Here are some of the Bible stories for Children that we used:

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Then, we read picture stories to them. Through the years, I’ve learned to sort through which kind of picture story books is best. I suggest that you choose picture stories that show great art work, good morale stories, and books which you as an adult enjoy reading. Try as much as possible not to buy those with popular characters since they usually don’t contain much story and depth.

Here are some picture story books we have enjoyed:

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Reading aloud together brings many advantages which includes:

Fostering a love of learning in the child. Vocabulary development, reading skills, speech and reading skills development are just some of the area which grows whenever you spend time reading to a child.

Bonding with your child. It creates irreplaceable memories with your children as they grow up.

The child learns that reading is a worthwhile activity rather than immersing him with digital technologies at an early age.

Read aloud together and start them young! It’s never too early to start!

Comments

  1. angie bauyon says:

    Hello Chris…sharing with you what me and my kids have loved reading for the longest time. i’ve read these books to them over and over. We love to read books written by Audrey Penn like The Kissing Hand, A Pocket Full of Kisses, A Kiss Goodbye, Chester’s Change of Heart, The Acorn Full of Memories and Feathers & Fur. The Giving Tree, A Grey Bear With A Blue Nose, The Wind in the Willows, Little House on the Prairie, Precious Moments Bedtime Stories and Storybook Treasury are some great books too. The stories talk about God, family, love, school and friendship. Really good reads that any kid would enjoy…God bless and regards to you and your family.

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