RAR #113: Why Reading Aloud to a Wide Range of Ages is Difficult (and How to Do It Without Losing Your Mind)

10.20.2018 - By Read-Aloud Revival

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We picture all of our darling children curled around us, listening happily as we share a story together...

BUT ... What if we have toddlers and teens? Or just lots of kids with strong opinions?!

Is there ANYTHING we can do?

YES! Today's episode is all about finding the read-aloud sweet spot when you have a wide range of ages in your family.

In this episode, you'll hear:

why you should ignore common advice when it comes to reading to a wide age spanwhether it's OK to read under some of your kids' reading level15+ crowd-pleasing books that you and kids of varying ages will enjoy

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2:28 Don't be afraid to separate3:24 Shoot for the middle6:36 Keeping them engaged is the key7:55 Books under your kids' reading level10:09 'Life's greatest delights'11:39 Family and animal stories14:08 Historical recommendations17:06 A touch of magic18:59 Fantasy books21:50 Go on a literary journey ... together22:44 Let the kids speak

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