This is the beginning of a little series of posts here on Quick Start Homeschool. Each post will contain a single idea to consider trying this year. I’ll keep posts short, so that you can move on to the next quickly. Perhaps these ideas will inspire you to try something new…or help you realize that something that you’re already doing is okay. There will be no particular posting schedule, but you can look for Tags & Titles that begin with the words, “Think about it”.
Think about it — Kids reading to kids
How much fun is it to read to children? Most everybody enjoys time spent reading aloud or listening to a good book.
On the other hand, reading takes time — something that some parents don’t have that much of.
How would it be if you asked another child in the household to read aloud?
Just look at all the benefits:
- the reader gets practice, maybe even learning something new himself (or herself) along the way
- the recipient still gets to enjoy a good book
- mom or dad has a little time off to do something else
- a new relationship or bond may be formed (or reinforced) between the reader and his/her audience
Kids reading to kids is a definite win-win! It can happen any which way you like: spontaneously, at your suggestion, or scheduled into the homeschooling day.