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The Read-Aloud Revival Podcast is the place to get the inspiration and resources you need to read aloud to your kids. Get motivated and encouraged to build your family culture around books! The podcast is a collection of inspiring and informative interviews to help parents, homeschoolers, and teachers make reading aloud a central part of family life. Reading aloud is more than just a literary education- it's a framework for family culture.

The Read-Aloud Revival Podcast is the place to get the inspiration and resources you need to read aloud to your kids. Get motivated and encouraged to build your family culture around books! The podcast is a collection of inspiring and informative interviews to help parents, homeschoolers, and teachers make reading aloud a central part of family life. Reading aloud is more than just a literary education- it's a framework for family culture.
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The Read-Aloud Revival Podcast is the place to get the inspiration and resources you need to read aloud to your kids. Get motivated and encouraged to build your family culture around books! The podcast is a collection of inspiring and informative interviews to help parents, homeschoolers, and teachers make reading aloud a central part of family life. Reading aloud is more than just a literary education- it's a framework for family culture.

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RAR #109: How to Take Your Kids Around the World through Picture Books

8/27/2018
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Most of us can’t travel the world with our kids. But that shouldn’t keep up us from traveling the world with them through books. Today on the Read-Aloud Revival Podcast, Rea Berg and I are talking about how to take your kids (of all ages) around the world through picture books. We’re chatting about: why no […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:32:39

RAR #108: Favorite Picture Books for Ancient History

8/20/2018
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If you’re looking to read books for ancient history studies with your kids this year, this booklist is for you. It’s a short list of delightful picture book read-alouds for the whole family. Why only picture books? Well… because picture books are worthwhile for everyone. Your high schooler is likely to enjoy these books every bit […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:22:06

RAR #107: Dr. Michael Gurian on The Minds of Girls

8/13/2018
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Dr. Michael Gurian is back! You may remember him from Episode 82 of the podcast, when he joined us to talk about the minds of boys (and why fidgeting is a good sign!). But today he is here to chat with us about the minds of girls. Hear about: the unique learning challenges girls face […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:43:53

RAR #106: Connection, Community, and Confidence: What your homeschool needs this fall

8/8/2018
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At the start of a new school year, we’re all full of hopes for a year that means something. We want our kids to encounter big ideas, learn new skills, read wonderful books, and come out the other side of the school year richer than they were going in. That’s why infusing your home with […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:19:19

RAR# 105: Favorite Early Reader Books (for kids who are learning to read)

7/29/2018
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Do you remember struggling through early reader books back when you were learning to read? Was it all Dick and Jane? Was it … boring? Think about this: nobody asks you now, as a grownup, how old you were when you became a fluent reader. Know why? Because nobody cares. What age your child is […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:38:28

RAR #104: Put Those Books Face OUT!

7/17/2018
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I’m coming to you today with a simple tip that could make a HUGE difference in how often your kids pick up books for fun. In fact, it may seem *too* simple at first, so you’re going to have to try it for yourself! What is it? Put the books OUT. Face-out, I mean. Think […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:14:35

RAR # 103: Excellent Nonfiction Picture Books, Gail Gibbons

7/14/2018
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I’m willing to bet that you are familiar with Gail Gibbons’s work. Not only is she incredibly prolific, she is just one of those authors who becomes our go-to when it comes to learning with our kids. Gail Gibbons is the author of more than 170 books for kids. Primarily a non-fiction author, her signature […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:31:49

RAR #102: What Kids Really Need (and Want), with Dr. Meg Meeker

7/9/2018
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When I talk to and meet with other moms, I get a sense that we all want the same thing. We all long to connect with our kids. And, of course, we also want to stay connected – even in the teen years. Well, today’s guest knows all about that, and she’s here to give us some […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:35:56

RAR #101: 3 Steps to Connecting with Your Kids this Summer

5/30/2018
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I don’t know about you, but I want to make some really awesome memories with my kids this summer. I don’t want the whole season to pass in a whirlwind of swimming lessons, camping trips, and sticky popsicle juice without getting a chance to look into my kids’ eyes, get to know them better, and […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:30:44

RAR #100: Jeanne Birdsall, The Penderwicks, and over 4 Million Downloads

5/14/2018
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Can you believe it? It’s Episode 100! And amazingly, we just crossed over a pretty huge milestone here at The Read-Aloud Revival: over 4 million downloads of the podcast. You know, I couldn’t have picked a better guest for this week’s 100th episode celebration. In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Jeanne Birdsall, author of the […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:49:56

RAR #99: Meet Lola Dutch (she is just too much!)

4/30/2018
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Lola Dutch is a little bit … much. And yet, she’s also like so many of us. I think you’re just going to love her! Today, I’m thrilled to be joined by Lola Dutch creators Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright. In this episode you’ll hear: How Lola came to be Why so many of us seem […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:39:59

RAR #98: Introducing Kids to Foreign Language through Reading Aloud

4/23/2018
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Many of us want to help our children learn a second language, but where do we start? And what if we only speak one language ourselves? Anne Guarnera of Language Learning at Home is joining us today to walk us through it. Although it isn’t her first language, she speaks Spanish in her home and […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:40:37

RAR #97: The Lowdown on Reading Aloud with Teens

4/16/2018
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Last week we talked about reading aloud to kids who can read on their own, but today we’re taking that a step further and talking about reading aloud with teens. You know the most important thing about reading aloud with teens, right? Surprise! It’s not their literary value or whether your teen knows how to […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:23:50

RAR #96: The Lowdown on Reading Aloud to 8 – 12 Year Olds

4/9/2018
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If there is one thing I hope you take away from this episode – it’s this: keep reading to your 8-12 year olds. Kids ages 8-12 are so fun to share books with, and you can have such wonderful conversations with this age group. Plus, you are continuing to make memories and associate reading with […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:25:54

RAR #95: The Lowdown on Reading Aloud to 4-7 Year Olds

4/2/2018
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Kids who are 4-7 years old often love stories and can even begin to enjoy chapter books. Reading aloud to kids this age can be such a delight! You’re also able to have great conversations about what you’re reading together. There’s a whole chapter in The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:25:24

RAR #94: The Lowdown on Reading Aloud to 0-3 Year Olds

3/21/2018
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Guess what? The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids is now available everywhere! In this episode, I’m thrilled to share a little from the book about reading aloud to your 0-3 years olds. And of course, I’ll make a couple of book suggestions … Of course. You’ll hear about: the most important thing […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:25:27

RAR #93: How to Create a Book Club Culture at Home

3/18/2018
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Today I get to share a chapter from my new book, The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids. This is chapter 6 (one of my favorites!), where I talk about how we can create a book club culture at home, and thereby raise kids who read for the love it. This […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:34:02

RAR #92: Books Boys Love (that aren’t just books for boys)

3/13/2018
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Sometimes it can be tricky to find books for boys. It’s not so much that they need different books than girls do, but… well… …at some point, you may find it’s difficult to match your boys up with books they love. You know what I mean, right? The kind of books they’ll stay up late […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:31:47

RAR #91: Sharing A Wrinkle in Time with Your Family

3/4/2018
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A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books to share with kids, and it’s featured as one of my top picks for read-alouds in chapter 15 of one of the brand new book, The Read-Aloud Family. The movie’s release later this week offers families a wonderful opportunity to experience the book together and have […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:22:47

RAR #90: Easter Basket Ideas for Young Readers

2/26/2018
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Need a few Easter basket ideas for your young readers? We’ve got you covered! In this episode we’re bringing you books and bookish ideas for kids infant-teen. Plus, I’m sharing a beautiful new picture book and introducing you to author Linsey Davis. In this episode, we talk about: favorite children’s bibles and Easter books fiction […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:40:21