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.

I'll fill you in on:

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

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2:28 Don't be afraid to separate
3:24 Shoot for the middle
6:36 Keeping them engaged is the key
7:55 Books under your kids' reading level
10:09 'Life's greatest delights'
11:39 Family and animal stories
14:08 Historical recommendations
17:06 A touch of magic
18:59 Fantasy books
21:50 Go on a literary journey ... together
22:44 Let the kids speak

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