RAR #96: The Lowdown on Reading Aloud to 8 – 12 Year Olds

04.09.2018 - By Read-Aloud Revival

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If there is one thing I hope you take away from this episode - it's this: keep reading to your 8-12 year olds. 

Kids ages 8-12 are so fun to share books with, and you can have such wonderful conversations with this age group. Plus, you are continuing to make memories and associate reading with warm feelings. That's a total win!

There's lots more in The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids Through Books about reading with kids ages 8-12 (in fact, that picture for this podcast gives you a hint at some of the other recommendations for this age range in The Read-Aloud Family!), but today I'm sharing

potential pitfalls when reading to 8-12's
what to do about "the classics"
and just a couple of books that I think your 8- to 12-year-olds will love

(pssst... that picture gives you a hint of even more books I love for 8-12's. They're all listed with descriptions in The Read-Aloud Family.)

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1:28 'A mom-to-mom connection'
3:54 Reading with 8- to 12-year-olds
6:19 Potential pitfalls
9:14 Feel silly reading to big kids?
10:15 Introducing the classics
11:30 Choosing books
13:08 Funny books, heroic books, and more
16:22 Heavier content, and talking things out
18:45 More Resources for parents of 8-12's
20:04 Let the kids speak

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