The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids

The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids Review

Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chance to be fully present with our children. It also increases our kids’ academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life’s challenges. As Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own six children, reading aloud long after kids are able to read to themselves can deepen relationships in a powerful way.

Founder of the immensely popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast, Sarah knows first-hand how reading can change a child’s life. In The Read-Aloud Family, she offers the inspiration and age-appropriate book lists you need to start a read-aloud movement in your own home. From a toddler’s wonder to a teenager’s resistance, Sarah details practical strategies to make reading aloud a meaningful family ritual. Reading aloud not only has the power to change a family—it has the power to change the world.

Title:The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Julie

    As a fan of the Read Aloud Revival podcast from the very beginning, I was thrilled when I learned that Sarah Mackenzie was writing this book. I am someone who learned much from the podcast and experie...

  • Kristin Runyon

    "A good story gives shape to the human experience and touches us in our innermost places. It picks us up where we are and leaves us somewhere else- changed, transformed, more awake and alive and aware...

  • Sarah

    I finished this book with a big happy sigh! Such a lovely read and resource. Reading aloud is near and dear to my heart, and was thrilled to get an ARC of this book. (Thank you Zondervan!) Like Sarah ...

  • Lauren Grace

    This book is so inspiring! Her book recommendations are awesome! My favorite quotes from this book are:“Their children may not remember the exact stories, plot lines, or characters of the books they...

  • Mary Prather

    Yes, I finished this book in one day. The beauty in this book lies in its appeal to parents of children of ALL ages. I found myself greatly encouraged to continue reading aloud to my teens. Sarah’s ...

  • Janssen

    This was SO good and inspiring. I don't feel the need to own every book I read, but this is one I will absolutely return to again and again. Full review to come. ...

  • Kathryn

    Wow, how I wish I would have had this book and known about her podcast when I was a young mother. Sarah is so in tune with kids and parents, she's a mom of six children, and what obstacles come up whe...

  • Cassiejoan

    This is the first book I’ve binge read in a long long time. I knew a lot about the importance of reading aloud to kids and this is already part of our family culture, but the book is really really g...

  • Megan

    From host of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast Sarah Mackenzie, The Read Aloud Family is one mom’s appeal to the heart of all parents on the primary importance of creating a read aloud culture in famil...

  • Becca

    "By the time our children leave our homes, we don't want them to wonder whether their lives matter. We want them to know that they do. If we tell them enough stories, they will have encountered hard q...