The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie

The Read-Aloud Family

Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chance to be fully present with our children. It also increases our kids’ academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life’s challenges. As Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own six children, reading aloud long after kids are able to read to themselves can deepen relationship...


Details The Read-Aloud Family

TitleThe Read-Aloud Family
ISBN9780310350323
Author
Release DateMar 27th, 2018
PublisherZondervan
GenreParenting, Nonfiction, Education, Writing, Books About Books
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Reviews The Read-Aloud Family

  • Julie
    1970-01-01
    As a fan of the Read Aloud Revival podcast from the very beginning, I was thrilled when I learned that Sarah Mackenzie was writing this book. I am someone who learned much from the podcast and experienced deepened relationships with both of my kids once I started reading aloud to them again on a regular basis. If you too have been a frequent listener of the podcast, much in the book will seem familiar to you. However, there are plenty of fresh id...
  • Kristin Runyon
    1970-01-01
    "A good story gives shape to the human experience and touches us in our innermost places. It picks us up where we are and leaves us somewhere else- changed, transformed, more awake and alive and aware. We leave better off then we came. Richer." Those are Sarah Mackenzie’s words from Chapter 6 of her new book The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids, but they aptly express my own feelings of the gift her n...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    I finished this book with a big happy sigh! Such a lovely read and resource. Reading aloud is near and dear to my heart, and was thrilled to get an ARC of this book. (Thank you Zondervan!) Like Sarah talks about on her podcast, The Read-Aloud Revival, this book is for anyone who'd like to create a reading culture in their home. It's full of new books lists, encouragement and inspiration for any family looking to make a lasting connections with th...
  • Janssen
    1970-01-01
    This was SO good and inspiring. I don't feel the need to own every book I read, but this is one I will absolutely return to again and again. Full review to come.
  • Megan
    1970-01-01
    From host of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast Sarah Mackenzie, The Read Aloud Family is one mom’s appeal to the heart of all parents on the primary importance of creating a read aloud culture in families. Written in a voice that sounds like a conversation over the kitchen table with a friend, the book is organized into three sections: the first explaining why reading aloud with children is so vital, the second dispelling myths and giving practica...
  • Becca
    1970-01-01
    "By the time our children leave our homes, we don't want them to wonder whether their lives matter. We want them to know that they do. If we tell them enough stories, they will have encountered hard questions and practice living through so many trials, hardships, and unexpected situations that, God willing, they will have what they need to become the heroes of their own stories." - Sarah Mackenzie. I HIGHLY recommend this book for any parent who ...
  • Cassiejoan
    1970-01-01
    This is the first book I’ve binge read in a long long time. I knew a lot about the importance of reading aloud to kids and this is already part of our family culture, but the book is really really good at reminding me why I do this and gave me some practical tips for doing it. Plus, I need reminders to keep me going, otherwise I get bogged down in the day to day, forgetting why I am doing what I am doing. A great reminder and inspiration. And o...
  • Charissa
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely loved this book! As a person who loves to read, both for myself and with my kids, I found so many things to relate on regarding the joys of reading. I felt encouraged and inspired all throughout my reading of this book and excited about this wonderful reading journey that my kids and I are on together. I also appreciated all the great book suggestions at the end of the book, which are categorized into age groups. Lots of really neat ...
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    If you want to have the very *best* of the Read Aloud Revival content in one handy book ~ this is for you. I am a huge fan of RaR, and have gleefully devoured just about everything Sarah puts out--the knowledge she has gifted the world regarding the why's/how's/delights of "reading-aloud" is pure treasure, and it's all here. If you follow her closely, this book will be a reference tool for you. Quickly access her "10 questions" for book discussio...
  • Ashley Unverferth
    1970-01-01
    “If we tell them enough stories, they will have encountered hard questions and practiced living through so many trials, hardships, and unexpected situations that, God willing, they will have what they need to become the heroes of their own stories.” With refreshing clarity, wit, and heart, Sarah Mackenzie has written a book for generations to come. This gem of a book lays the rails for why we should read aloud to our children and then goes in...
  • Ivan
    1970-01-01
    What a warm and winsome vision for how reading aloud to your children can change the world. If you’re a parent, you’ll want to check out this book.
  • Anna
    1970-01-01
    Just delightful!
  • Carolyn Leiloglou
    1970-01-01
    This book belongs on every family’s shelf! Filled with delightful book reconditions and inspiring (non-guilt-inducing) encouragement about the how and why of reading together as a family.
  • Sara
    1970-01-01
    The Read-Aloud Family is a wonderful new addition to any parent’s bookshelf. While I anticipate that The Read-Aloud Family will be immensely popular in the homeschooling community, parents of kids in traditional schools will find this book helpful as well. Part 1 highlights the importance of reading aloud to children, noting the academic, emotional, and relational benefits. Part 2 provides practical suggestions and tactics for engaging your kid...
  • Nicole Burrell
    1970-01-01
    Before you even open Sarah Mackenzie’s new book, “The Read-Aloud Family”, the subtitle tells you what the contents will help you to accomplish: “Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids”. Who wouldn’t want to read a book that promises to unlock some of the keys to those connections?If you’re like me, you cravy quality time with your kids, an hour [or minute] to cuddle up with them and enjoy a good book or talk about ...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    The Read-Aloud Family contains wonderful book lists and so much more! Sarah Mackenzie shares advice and anecdotes about reading aloud and how life-changing it can be for both our children and ourselves! Why is reading aloud to our children so important? It can help our kids be more successful in school and in life, and it can help us be more present as we spend time with our children. It helps us develop and deepen our relationships with our kids...
  • Tammam Aloudat
    1970-01-01
    A great idea done with a few things that made it unreadable for me.I do not mind what an author of a book believes in as long as it doesn't infringe on the technical content of the book. This isn't the case here at all. Mackenzie is a very religious person which she explained almost immediately in the beginning of the book, that is not a problem for me and I have found that she wrote reasonably good argument in the first few chapters.However, whe...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    I have been a reading to my kids since they were little, because I love books myself! After connecting with Sarah Mackenzie in her Read-Aloud Revival community a few years ago, I had a clearer picture of why reading aloud is important and what to read. However, her new book covers deeper the why-to-read-aloud and the how-to-make-it-work. It also includes read-aloud book suggestions for different age groups, which are great book lists.I have book ...
  • Jenny
    1970-01-01
    This book came to me in just the right moment. Although a read-aloud evangelist since finding Trelease’s “Read Aloud Handbook” ten years ago, I had lost my way in the last six months; how/when/what to read to my ten year old who has her own vibrant reading life? Should I put more emphasis on reading skills with my reluctant reader: asking her to read to me instead of reading to her? What to do when our nighttime reading ritual now happens r...
  • Stephanie Prysock
    1970-01-01
    I simply can’t recommend this book enough. Some parenting books often leave me feeling slightly overwhelmed because just LOOK at all the things I’m not doing right! But Sarah Mackenzie has written a book that simply encourages. She helps you find your footing and gives you a tangible way to start reading and making connections with your kids. There are wonderful book lists at the back of the book that have been created specifically with read ...
  • Marissa
    1970-01-01
    Loved this! I devoured this book, just as the author devoured Jim Trelease’s The Read Aloud Handbook. Because I listen to her podcast (Read Aloud Revival), I could hear Sarah’s voice in my head as I read. So many laugh out loud moments (from personal stories shared or those from podcast-listeners) that I had to share with Graham. Reading this reinforced ideas I’ve been having (reading aloud instead of lecture for teaching/learning certain t...
  • Julie
    1970-01-01
    Loved every and every suggestion. I’ve always loved reading aloud to my children, but Sarah’s research deals the deal. It’s one of the best things you can do for/with your child! I think any relative/Aunt/uncle/grandparent/teacher would love this book too and take its suggestions and kids’ age-appropriate reading recommendations to heart! This is definitely a book I’ll be marking and going back to again and again. It was fabulous meetin...
  • Amber
    1970-01-01
    I’m a big fan of Sarah’s Read-Aloud Revival podcast and website, and have gotten many book recommendations and ideas from her over the years. I’m especially grateful that she introduced me to Simple Book Journals and Commonplace books. Sarah is a great writer, and this book is the perfect blend of encouragement, practical advice, and book recommendations. Highly recommended to both listeners of her podcast and to those who are brand new to ...
  • Danica
    1970-01-01
    A must read for anyone who wants to make books part of their family culture. Sarah Mackenzie, the host of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, brings together the background to why one should read aloud to their family, some practical tips of how to make read aloud time a part of your culture and an excellent book list for all ages. I highly recommend this for all families.I received a free ARC copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an h...
  • Ashley Strukel
    1970-01-01
    As a fan of Read Aloud Revival and her other book, “Teaching From Rest,” I trust Sarah Mackenzie and I knew I’d love this one, too. I wondered if it would duplicate the Read Aloud Handbook (which I also thought was great), but it approached reading aloud from a different angle. It was the reminder and inspiration I needed to keep on reading to and with my kids. Worth the cost just for the wonderful book lists in the back!
  • Susan in
    1970-01-01
    Loved every word! Sarah's enthusiasm is so infectious, and this is a topic that is near and dear to my heart -- reading aloud to kids. I especially love the reading lists at the end that are specifically for books to be read aloud vs. on their own. I found myself making a list of more recent books that I wasn't familiar with for the future grandkids. :)This is the perfect book for any new or young mom! Highly recommend.
  • Emily
    1970-01-01
    I’ve been listening to the Read-Aloud Revival podcast for a while now and had high expectations for this book—and it did not disappoint! Sarah has a lot of great content about choosing books and reading aloud, plus tons of great recommendations. Even if you already listen to the podcast every week, you’ll find a lot of new ideas and recommendations in this book.
  • Lesley
    1970-01-01
    I love The Read Aloud Revival Podcast and all things Sarah Mackenzie. She does a fantastic job both explaining the benefits of reading aloud to our children and giving the practical tips that make it doable. A must read for all moms.
  • Blair
    1970-01-01
    Great, inspiring book that will make you a bit more purposeful towards your kids and your relationship with them. Yes, it’s about reading aloud, but it goes deeper than that. A book I’d recommend to all parents with kids at home of any age.
  • Whitney
    1970-01-01
    Amazing book! So encouraging to my homeschool journey. Used all of my 125 book darts in one book!