What’s a parent of a special needs child to do about reading aloud? How do you choose books to read with a child who is developing at a different rate than his or her peers?

Cheryl Swope, author of Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child and mama to special needs twins, gives us the lowdown in this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • about the benefit of reading aloud with kids with special needs
  • choosing books
  • Cheryl’s advice for parents starting out

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Episode 39
Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

FROM SARAH

Soothing words and charming illustrations have made this Margaret Wise Brown book a classic. Say goodnight with Bunny to the great green room, the light and the red balloon

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In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

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The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings

The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings

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Frodo and his pals set out on a journey to find the Ruling Ring. Will the Hobbits’ friendships be enough to keep them safe?

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Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers

Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers

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This one comes up again and again in podcast episodes! The first in Ralph Moody’s autobiographical series, this is a wonderful father-son story. Note: Does contain a few mature words that begin with H and D.

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Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms give authentic color to Little Britches. So do adventures, wonderfully told, that equip Ralph to take his father's place when it becomes necessary.

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Little Bear Boxed Set: Little Bear, Father Bear Comes Home, and Little Bear’s Visit

Little Bear Boxed Set: Little Bear, Father Bear Comes Home, and Little Bear’s Visit

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To celebrate Little Bear's thirty-fifth anniversary, three paperback editions in the series—Little Bear, Father Bear Comes Home, and Little Bear's Visit—have been slipcased in a boxed gift set for a whole new generation of children.

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The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition

The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition

**Description from Amazon: The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease’s beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children be...

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A Time to Keep

A Time to Keep

$19.99

**Description from Amazon: There were homemade valentines and Easter eggs, Fourth of July picnics and family birthdays. Thanksgiving brought visits from relatives -- so many, the children had to sleep in the barn! And finally there was Christmas, the best of all "times to keep," with handmade presents, an Advent calendar, and...

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Make Way for McCloskey: A Robert McCloskey Treasury

Make Way for McCloskey: A Robert McCloskey Treasury

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From those famous ducklings to Homer Price's delicious donuts, generations of children have grown up delighting in the timeless stories of Robert McCloskey. Here, for the first time, all of his published works--Make Way for Ducklings, Blueberries for Sal, Lentil, Time of Wonder, One Morning in Maine, Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man, Homer Price and Centerburg Tales--are brought together.

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Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child

Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child

$24.95

**Description from Amazon: This revolutionary book guides parents and teachers in implementing the beauty of a classical education with special-needs and struggling students. Cheryl is an advocate of classical Christian education for special-needs students. The love of history, music, literature, and Latin instilled in her ow...

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Eternal Treasures: Teaching Your Child at Home

Eternal Treasures: Teaching Your Child at Home

$14.99

**Description from Amazon: This comprehensive handbook assists parents, pastors, congregations, and day schools in encouraging and equipping families who seek to bring strong academics and Christian catechesis to their children through Lutheran home education. Foreword by Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison.

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh

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**Description from Amazon: N. K. Sandars's landmark translation of one of the first and greatest works of Western literatureGilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the third millennium BC. T...

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Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think And What We Can Do About It

Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think And What We Can Do About It

$16.99

**Description from Amazon: Is today's fast-paced media culture creating a toxic environment for our children's brains? In this landmark, bestselling assessment tracing the roots of America's escalating crisis in education, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., examines how television, video games, and other components of popular culture com...

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FAILURE TO CONNECT: How Computers Affect Our Children’s Minds — and What We Can Do About It

FAILURE TO CONNECT: How Computers Affect Our Children’s Minds — and What We Can Do About It

$22.95

**Description from Amazon: * When should children start using computers? * How should schools incorporate computer use into their curriculum? * Which types of computer software programs should be avoided? * Are children who don't have computers in class and at home doomed to fall behind their peers? Few parents and educators...

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

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**Description from Amazon: The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles   Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents us with Homer's best-loved and most access...

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