Does your read-aloud time ever devolve into chaos? Do you spend just as much time asking your kids to sit still as you do actually reading?

In this episode, I’m talking about how we can modify our expectations just a bit to make read-aloud time more successful.

Many kids listen better when they’re doing something with their hands (listen to Dr. Michael Gurian talk about that right here).

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • how to keep your kids at read-aloud time longer
  • why it’s absolutely OK for kids to be “busy” during read-aloud time
  • what kids of all different ages can do while you read aloud

Consider this episode your permission slip for making read-aloud moments easier on you, and happier for your kids.

And there’s even a FREE printable list of ideas for what all ages of kids can do during read-aloud time:

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WHAT KIDS OF ANY AGE CAN DO DURING
READ-ALOUD TIME

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Episode 73
Charlotte’s Web
Stuart Little
Ralph Masiello’s Bug Drawing Book
Ralph Masiello’s Dragon Drawing Book
Ralph Masiello’s Fairy Drawing Book (Ralph Masiello’s Drawing Books)
Ralph Masiello’s Robot Drawing Book
Ralph Masiello’s Ancient Egypt Drawing Book (Ralph Masiello’s Drawing Books)
Ralph Masiello’s Farm Drawing Book
Fidget to Focus: Outwit Your Boredom: Sensory Strategies for Living with ADD

Here’s a video where I show you my magazine holders (we get to read-aloud time SO MUCH FASTER now that we use this method!):

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Links from today’s show:

(One more bonus idea for older kids – check out these fantastic embroidery kits from CozyBlue Handmade.)

 

Download the FREE printable list

WHAT KIDS OF ANY AGE CAN DO DURING
READ-ALOUD TIME

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