Sarah Mackenzie will help your kids fall in love with books, and will help *you* fall in love with homeschooling.
"Heidi" takes us on a journey to the eventful childhood of a good-hearted girl from the Swiss Alps. A warm and loving story, full of touching moments, it reaches children and adults alike. It was written in 1880 and published in two parts: 1. Heidi's years of learning and travel. 2. Heidi makes use of what she has learned. This English translation from 1915 has "an especial flavor, that very quality of delight in mountain scenes, in mountain people and in child life generally, which is one o ...
Children's stories perfect for classroom, bedtime, or anytime. Based on my 26 year hobby of reading in public elementary schools, the stories offered here are some of my favorite, kid-tested read-alouds. All stories appear with the permission of the author.
The very best of Stuff's longform feature journalism, in audio form. One story, beautifully told, every week.
A selection of our favorite classroom stories.
Where we read-aloud and review some of our favorite children’s books!
A sample of Quillette articles read aloud using a text-to-speech generator.
Poetry read aloud every morning.
Poetry comes alive when read aloud! Let’s look at Bible poetry together.
Books are fun to read. It is also fun to have someone read to you. My name is Lauren. I am seven years old. I will be reading books to you. Remember, it's time to read fun books!
‘I have written a blasphemous book’, said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, ‘and I feel as spotless as the lamb’. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible – and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child – or perhaps its immaculate conception – the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud ...
Welcome to the Read Learn Love podcast. Make reading aloud your newest family tradition! Join me each Tuesday on a journey of empowerment where I help parents create a solid foundation for their kids to succeed in school, build positive attitudes towards learning as adults, and rekindle family bonds which tend to get lost in our busy world, all through the power of reading aloud. Research shows reading aloud is the most important activity you can do to help your child's future success. Music ...
This will be a daily posting of my trip through the Bible. I will be reading the NET aloud. Each day I will introduce the passage with a brief commentary. But mostly I will simply be reading the Word of God for you. I'd love to hear how God is using this podcast to help you or answer any questions you may have. You can contact me on twitter: @nemoyatpeace or email me at DevotedToScripture@gmail.com.
Most parents know and understand the value of children's stories. Reading aloud to your children becomes an occasion for family warmth and bonding. But quite apart from this, the true importance of introducing children to fiction helps them to make sense of the real world they will have to encounter at some later stage. Stories also give them hope, teach moral values and help them to understand the complex nature of the society that they will ultimately have to live in. Children's Short Work ...
Classic Poetry Aloud gives voice to poetry through podcast recordings of the great poems of the past. Our library of poems is intended as a resource for anyone interested in reading and listening to poetry. For us, it's all about the listening, and how hearing a poem can make it more accessible, as well as heightening its emotional impact. See more at: www.classicpoetryaloud.com
A fifth grade teacher shares books, teaching reflections, and his take on life.
Listen in with me while I read classic books from the public domain. I am not reading anything for the podcast at the moment. Previous books I read for the podcast include Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, and Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery.
Historical perspectives, basic instructional techniques, approaches to problems in one's own instructional area, roles in and designs for a total school program, what research and authorities suggest, and consideration of contemporary issues and concerns. Prerequisite: Admission I. 435/635
In today’s Special Edition of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, you’ll meet the man behind Make Way for Ducklings. Robert McCloskey was the first to win two Caldecott Awards, and his books are arguably among the most celebrated picture books of all time. His most popular picture book wouldn’t stay on the page, either. His ducks became permanent sculp…
Skulduggery, bullying and death threats in New Zealand's rabbit breeding community.Stuff
By God’s word we know how to live.
God can plead our case
Desperate to be heard by God
The story of how a roguish, beloved New Zealand bird was nearly eradicated.Stuff
God’s word makes us large
When a young boy is captured by a band of robbers and forced to do their bidding, he foils their attempts to steal by taking their instructions too literally.
Thousands of people have strived to represent New Zealand at the Olympic Games. Just 1371 have succeeded. This is the story of Joseph Millar's decade-long quest to be one of them.Stuff
We know how good God’s word is
With Gods word we know Justice
By God’s word we are set free
One public health expert still believes New Zealand’s widely-lauded response to Covid-19 has been a disaster. But how did Dr Simon Thornley become the 'extreme outlier' in his profession and a hero to anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists?Stuff
A light to our feet
The Long ReadStuff
Our eyes can be open to the greatness of reality by God’s word
God’s word orders creation; God’s word revives our life.
When Swamp Thing appears in 12-year-old Lily’s closet, with sorrowful eyes, begging for help in cleaning up his trash-strewn home, Lily elicits the help of her classmates in forming the North Florida Nature Preservers to clean up the swamp. But she keeps her friendship to Swamp Thing her special secret.…
From fainting to living.
God’a word is a great gift for unity.
After his wife and son die in the epidemic of 1918, Jonathan Ford must find a way to keep his farm alive and instill the will to live in his young, influenza stricken daughter, which he does with love, ingenuity and some electric pumpkin seeds.
God’s word reflects his goodness.
Science is everywhere. It’s in everything we do, everything we see. And yes, everything we read. Books offer a delightful opportunity to talk about science, both through their illustrations and their text. We just need to know a few things to look for and a few questions to ask. Today we’ll find out how to think like a scientist, and how to teach o…
Knowing God through his word
By God’s word we can be wholly different from the world
Confident in salvation by reading God’s word
After Daniel's and Joseph's pa died at the Alamo, the boys joined Sam Houston's brigade to fight for Texas independence. After Santa Anna's surrender, Sam Houston passed around an ear of corn from their meager supplies and encouraged each soldier to take a kernel home so that they could cultivate the arts of peace as nobly as they had mastered the …
Excited by God’s word
Is homeschooling with dyslexia a good idea? Can dyslexic students thrive, even if the parents aren’t specialists (or even certified teachers)? Let’s be clear: absolutely, yes. You can homeschool your dyslexic kids, and you’ll do a darn good job of it, too. Today on the podcast, Marianne Sunderland from Homeschooling with Dyslexia is back to talk ab…
Today we’re going to talk about Dr John S Hutton and his amazing research using an MRI to prove what previous decades of studies has always said "Early reading is essential future success". We discuss the brain fireworks, or synapses, and how those reacted differently when a) a child was just being read to b) when a child was listening to and looki…
God can enlarge our hearts.
Good things happen when we ask for God’s help with his word
What happens when we join our hearts with God’s word?
Perfection in God’s word
Is my child dyslexic? And if so, what should I do about it? It’s one of the things we’re asked about most here at Read-Aloud Revival, and no wonder. When our kids struggle to learn to read, we worry. Dyslexia is extremely common, and is very often misunderstood. Today, we’re going to talk about the signs of dyslexia, and what to do if you think you…
Let this psalm work to change your heart.
Join me while we continue our discussion from last episode on building your child's brain listening network and a study which discovered why some kindy kids are more advanced than others. And why you shouldn't expect your children to do or say things that you don’t do yourself. If you want them to say please and thank you, you need to model that be…
Let's talk about how reading aloud actually affects your child's brain. With reading aloud, we actually have the ability to alter and improve our children’s brain architecture. You never thought you were that powerful, did you? Like a house, our brains need a foundation, and this foundation impacts all future learning and behaviour. So it’s needles…
Amanda and her family have come to California to join her father in the mining camp but they find nothing but a few broken down log cabins. Soon Amanda is baking pies that her Pa sells to the miners and she is suggesting to traveling peddlers and wandering artisans that they settle down and open shops. Soon enough their cabin is smack dab in the mi…
What should we do and how should we be?
Let us trust to the story of salvation
Every year, the RAR team gathers to watch the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards. Once, we went in person (!) but the past two years, we’ve watched together from home and texted each other like mad the whole time. The awards have a way of bringing out BIG feelings. These are basically the Oscars for children’s books, and as you’l…
We’re not made for ourselves.
You might be wondering who reading aloud is for? Spoiler Alert! It's everyone. In the book, The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon, she says “The experience of reading aloud bathes children of all ages in torrents of words, images, and syntactical rhythms that they might not get anywhere else. It brings joy, engagement, and profound emotional conn…
Yay! Episode 1 of Read Learn Love. In this episode, I’m going to introduce you to… well me. And how I got the idea for the Read Learn Love Podcast. Throughout this podcast, we'll dive into the single most important thing you should be doing for your children, now and the future adults they will become. It's reading aloud! "Reading aloud improves te…