Reading aloud is a part of my life, stretching back at least two generations. It’s one of the best parts of my day, almost every day, and I would not be surprised if it were the best part of our home school as well.
Reading aloud is wonderful for all ages, not only little ones. My grandfather read aloud to his 14 children, and my aunts and uncles read aloud to each other when they get together for any length of time. My mom read out loud to us even when we were teens. My friend at university read aloud during breaks and boring labs.
It can be challenging to find books that will span a mix of ages but, with a bit of give and take on everyone’s part, it is a joy to everyone. You will find many possibilities in our read aloud lists.
Earlier read aloud lists included books like Heidi (unabridged), The Trapp Family Singers, Robin Hood, and Journey to the Center of the Earth as well as many more gems.