Read-aloud time is an extra special blessing of homeschooling. Having the ability to set aside extended time during the school day for reading a book together is not only a family bonding time, but a learning time. If your schooling hours are jam-packed, then an evening read aloud time is a perfect way to unwind from a busy day.
We are currently reading the last volume of The Bible Story aloud together. I read the set of ten books straight through to my older children when they were young. When my youngest child came along, I started reading the series all over again, but this time interspersed with the Conflict of the Ages series by Ellen White. As soon as we finish volume 10 of The Bible Story, we’ll finish the Conflict series with Acts of the Apostles.
My 11yo loves to be read to, but what about the 18yo still at home? You might think he’s too old to be read to(or read to us), but he has gained his own special blessings from our read aloud time. When he was asked to prepare and present a sermon at church , he chose to research and expand upon one of the stories we had read together a week earlier. There’s a blessing for everyone!
Our favorite book list is varied, and includes: They Dared for God, by Glenna Barstad, several of the Sam Campbell books, and The Seventh Day Ox by Bradley Booth.
What are you currently reading together with your family? We’d love to hear what you are enjoying. Leave a comment so we can add new books to our reading lists!