Want a little something fun to do with your kids today? I’ve got a treat for you. Grab a piece of paper and a pencil, and sit your kids down for a 15-minute drawing lesson:

Drawing a Scarecrow

I pulled this lesson from the set of drawing workshops illustrator Ralph Masiello did inside RAR Premium last month.

(He also taught us to draw pumpkins, leaves, a turkey… and he led our older kids in a whole separate workshop of more complex drawing, too!)

If your kids like this one, head over and join RAR Premium to watch the rest.

It’s a great time to join us in Premium, in fact, because later this month, we’re getting a special visit from…drum roll please…

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(hey, thanks!)

Karina Yan Glaser, author of the Vanderbeeker books 🥰

It’s possible that this one is the most highly anticipated Author Access event of the year… we’re all SO EXCITED about it. 💚

When you join RAR Premium, you get our exclusive Family Book Club Guide to The Vanderbeekers, as well as access to the live online event with Karina on Friday, November 22nd at 4pm Pacific (7pm Eastern).

(psst… you don’t need to worry if you can’t make it live. Everything we do at RAR Premium is recorded and available as a replay to all Premium Members. Pretty great, right?)

Let’s see, what else is up next in RAR Premium…

Oh yes… if you want to up your read-aloud game and learn to add voices or accents, you’ll want to participate in our Voice-Acting for Mamas class, happening November 15th.

And we’re just getting started with our brand new Mama Book Club. This time we’re reading Pam Barnhill’s Better Together—a perfect book for anyone who wants to strengthen her family, simplify her homeschool, and savor the subjects that matter most.

We’re reading it together in the RAR Premium Forum over November, and then Pam Barnhill will join us for an evening conversation in early December.

And speaking of December…

…you know what book we’re reading for our Family Book Club for Christmas, right? 🎄

Yes indeed, we’re reading The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, and then P.J. Lynch himself will be streaming live from Ireland to tell us all about illustrating this treasure.

It’s a fantastic time to join us, so you don’t miss out on any of it. RAR Premium is truly the best of the best here at Read-Aloud Revival.

If you want your home to be a warm and happy haven of learning and connection, this is your place and we are your people.

Join us! We’re all hoping you will.