Encouraging literacy and reading aloud to kids is something we all know we “should” do, and most of us do our best. But depending on your stage of motherhood and the age of your kids, this is easier said than done. In this special episode of The Mom Hour, Meagan and Sarah offer specific been-there-done-that tips for incorporating reading and literacy into home life for moms of kids at specific ages, including addressing specific challenges that come up during motherhood’s many seasons.
We talk about making time for reading when you have a new baby and a toddler, dealing with little kids who don’t like to sit still for a story, tips for the managing bedtime reading with kids of different ages, encouraging reluctant readers, keeping up with voracious readers’ book consumption, and how family culture around literacy changes as kids grow up. Join us!
- Save The Children’s #ChangeTheirStory campaign
- The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gourdon
- Sarah’s babies loved this particular board book: My First Words: Let’s Get Talking! (My First Tabbed Board Book
- How To Raise A Reader, the online guide and book list from the New York Times
- The Complete Calvin & Hobbes and The Complete Far Side
- WhatDoWeDoAllDay.com is Sarah’s go-to resource for getting new book ideas
- We both love Common Sense Media for checking the appropriateness (and getting specific information for parents) about certain titles