Read-Aloud Revival

By Sarah Mackenzie

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It’s hard to connect with our kids in today’s busy, noisy world, but reading aloud gives us a chance to be fully present. We equip and inspire you to make meaningful and lasting connections with your kids through stories.

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RAR #118: A’s to Your Q’s
33:33
<p>In today’s episode of the Read-Aloud Revival, I’m answering your questions. Tune in to hear: What to read after the Little House on the Prairie books My teen daughters’ favorite books Whether re-reading/re-listening is OK How to make sure younger kids don’t miss out on childhood classics Tips for sharing books with Dads How I […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 27, 2018
RAR #117: Christmas Novels to Read Aloud with the Whole Family
29:17
<p>You’ve been asking for one, and this year, we made it for you: a booklist of Christmas novels to read aloud. If you’re looking for stories that will shape and form your Advent and Christmas season, you’re in exactly the right place. On this brand new podcast episode, I’m sharing my favorite Christmas novels (and […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 20, 2018
RAR #116: Reading Aloud to Babies, Connection Parenting, and Getting Books into the Hands of Every Child
38:28
<p>We say it often here at the Read-Aloud Revival: sharing books with our kids is all about connection. This is true for all ages, but today we’re especially going to talk about the importance of reading aloud to babies. Our guest today goes so far as to say that our effectiveness as parents is in direct […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 13, 2018
Audio Book Deals Not to Miss
3:47
<p>I wasn’t planning on putting up a post today, but.. I had to! This weekend, I found over 100 fantastic audio book deals for kids. They’re all under $5 and some are as low as 82 cents. We never know how long they are going to stay this price, so I wanted you to know about […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 11, 2018
RAR #115: Are you Making this Mistake When you Read Aloud With Your Kids?
27:41
<p>There’s a common mistake that most of us make while reading aloud. The good news is that it’s actually pretty easy to fix! There’s one very simple thing you can do right away that will make your read-alouds better. Not only will it help your kids understand books better, it will also make you enjoy […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 06, 2018
RAR #114: Writing the Book You Needed as a Child, a conversation with Susan Tan
38:04
<p>I met author, Susan Tan, face to face on my summer trip to Boston. Her middle-grade books about Cilla Lee-Jenkins have become favorites of mine to recommend, and she was every bit as fun as I thought she’d be! She’s also incredibly smart, and she’s writing wonderful books for our kids. On today’s Read-Aloud Revival […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 30, 2018
RAR #113: Why Reading Aloud to a Wide Range of Ages is Difficult (and How to Do It Without Losing Your Mind)
28:12
<p>We picture all of our darling children curled around us, listening happily as we share a story together … BUT … What if we have toddlers and teens? Or just lots of kids with strong opinions?! Is there ANYTHING we can do? YES! Today’s episode is all about finding the read-aloud sweet spot when you have […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 20, 2018
RAR #112: How an Audio Book is Made, with audio book narrator and producer, Lyssa Browne
36:27
<p>You might have heard us say this before, but here at The Read-Aloud Revival, we believe that audio books count. Today we’re going behind the scenes to talk about how an audio book is made. In fact, we often prefer reading books on audio. Listening to a good book, well-read, is a wonderful way to fill your […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 13, 2018
RAR #111: When You’re Constantly Interrupted during Read-Alouds
28:03
<p>Do your kids ever interrupt during read-aloud time? No? Just mine? 😉 Today we’re talking all about how to handle interruptions– whether they’re coming from the phone, the doorbell, the 2-year-old, or the chatty middle schooler. We’ll consider what’s really causing those interruptions in the first place, as well as how to set ourselves up for […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 09, 2018
RAR #110: S.D. Smith Live
46:20
<p>You might know S.D. Smith as the author of the Green Ember series of books. He also happens to be hilarious – which makes this episode so much fun! At all five Great Homeschool Conventions in 2018, Sarah Mackenzie interviewed S.D. Smith live on stage. At one point, he flipped the whole thing on its […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 02, 2018
RAR #109: How to Take Your Kids Around the World through Picture Books
32:40
<p>Most of us can’t travel the world with our kids. But that shouldn’t keep up us from traveling the world with them through books. Today on the Read-Aloud Revival Podcast, Rea Berg and I are talking about how to take your kids (of all ages) around the world through picture books. We’re chatting about: why no […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Aug 28, 2018
RAR #108: Favorite Picture Books for Ancient History
22:07
<p>If you’re looking to read books for ancient history studies with your kids this year, this booklist is for you. It’s a short list of delightful picture book read-alouds for the whole family. Why only picture books? Well… because picture books are worthwhile for everyone. Your high schooler is likely to enjoy these books every bit […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Aug 21, 2018
RAR #107: Dr. Michael Gurian on The Minds of Girls
43:53
<p>Dr. Michael Gurian is back! You may remember him from Episode 82 of the podcast, when he joined us to talk about the minds of boys (and why fidgeting is a good sign!). But today he is here to chat with us about the minds of girls. Hear about: the unique learning challenges girls face […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Aug 14, 2018
RAR #106: Connection, Community, and Confidence: What your homeschool needs this fall
19:20
<p>At the start of a new school year, we’re all full of hopes for a year that means something. We want our kids to encounter big ideas, learn new skills, read wonderful books, and come out the other side of the school year richer than they were going in. That’s why infusing your home with […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Aug 08, 2018
RAR# 105: Favorite Early Reader Books (for kids who are learning to read)
38:29
<p>Do you remember struggling through early reader books back when you were learning to read? Was it all Dick and Jane? Was it … boring? Think about this: nobody asks you now, as a grownup, how old you were when you became a fluent reader. Know why? Because nobody cares. What age your child is […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jul 29, 2018
RAR #104: Put Those Books Face OUT!
14:36
<p>I’m coming to you today with a simple tip that could make a HUGE difference in how often your kids pick up books for fun. In fact, it may seem *too* simple at first, so you’re going to have to try it for yourself! What is it? Put the books OUT. Face-out, I mean. Think […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jul 17, 2018
RAR # 103: Excellent Nonfiction Picture Books, Gail Gibbons
31:50
<p>I’m willing to bet that you are familiar with Gail Gibbons’s work. Not only is she incredibly prolific, she is just one of those authors who becomes our go-to when it comes to learning with our kids.  Gail Gibbons is the author of more than 170 books for kids. Primarily a non-fiction author, her signature […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jul 14, 2018
RAR #102: What Kids Really Need (and Want), with Dr. Meg Meeker
35:57
<p>When I talk to and meet with other moms, I get a sense that we all want the same thing. We all long to connect with our kids. And, of course, we also want to stay connected – even in the teen years. Well, today’s guest knows all about that, and she’s here to give us some […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jul 09, 2018
RAR #101: 3 Steps to Connecting with Your Kids this Summer
30:44
<p>I don’t know about you, but I want to make some really awesome memories with my kids this summer. I don’t want the whole season to pass in a whirlwind of swimming lessons, camping trips, and sticky popsicle juice without getting a chance to look into my kids’ eyes, get to know them  better, and […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
May 30, 2018
RAR #100: Jeanne Birdsall, The Penderwicks, and over 4 Million Downloads
49:56
<p>Can you believe it? It’s Episode 100!  And amazingly, we just crossed over a pretty huge milestone here at The Read-Aloud Revival: over 4 million downloads of the podcast. You know, I couldn’t have picked a better guest for this week’s 100th episode celebration. In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Jeanne Birdsall, author of the […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
May 14, 2018
RAR #99: Meet Lola Dutch (she is just too much!)
40:00
<p>Lola Dutch is a little bit … much. And yet, she’s also like so many of us. I think you’re just going to love her! Today, I’m thrilled to be joined by Lola Dutch creators Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright. In this episode you’ll hear: How Lola came to be Why so many of us seem […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Apr 30, 2018
RAR #98: Introducing Kids to Foreign Language through Reading Aloud
40:37
<p>Many of us want to help our children learn a second language, but where do we start? And what if we only speak one language ourselves? Anne Guarnera of Language Learning at Home is joining us today to walk us through it. Although it isn’t her first language, she speaks Spanish in her home and […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Apr 23, 2018
RAR #97: The Lowdown on Reading Aloud with Teens
23:51
<p>Last week we talked about reading aloud to kids who can read on their own,  but today we’re taking that a step further and talking about reading aloud with teens.  You know the most important thing about reading aloud with teens, right? Surprise! It’s not their literary value or whether your teen knows how to […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Apr 16, 2018
RAR #96: The Lowdown on Reading Aloud to 8 – 12 Year Olds
25:54
<p>If there is one thing I hope you take away from this episode – it’s this: keep reading to your 8-12 year olds.  Kids ages 8-12 are so fun to share books with, and you can have such wonderful conversations with this age group. Plus, you are continuing to make memories and associate reading with […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Apr 09, 2018
RAR #95: The Lowdown on Reading Aloud to 4-7 Year Olds
25:25
<p>Kids who are 4-7 years old often love stories and can even begin to enjoy chapter books. Reading aloud to kids this age can be such a delight! You’re also able to have great conversations about what you’re reading together. There’s a whole chapter in The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Apr 02, 2018
RAR #94: The Lowdown on Reading Aloud to 0-3 Year Olds
25:28
<p>Guess what? The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids is now available everywhere! In this episode, I’m thrilled to share a little from the book about reading aloud to your 0-3 years olds. And of course, I’ll make a couple of book suggestions … Of course. You’ll hear about: the most important thing […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Mar 21, 2018
RAR #93: How to Create a Book Club Culture at Home
34:03
<p>Today I get to share a chapter from my new book, The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids. This is chapter 6 (one of my favorites!), where I talk about how we can create a book club culture at home, and thereby raise kids who read for the love it. This […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Mar 19, 2018
RAR #92: Books Boys Love (that aren’t just books for boys)
31:48
<p>Sometimes it can be tricky to find books for boys. It’s not so much that they need different books than girls do, but… well… …at some point, you may find it’s difficult to match your boys up with books they love. You know what I mean, right? The kind of books they’ll stay up late […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Mar 13, 2018
RAR #91: Sharing A Wrinkle in Time with Your Family
22:54
<p>A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books to share with kids, and it’s featured as one of my top picks for read-alouds in chapter 15 of one of the brand new book, The Read-Aloud Family.  The movie’s release later this week offers families a wonderful opportunity to experience the book together and have […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Mar 04, 2018
RAR #90: Easter Basket Ideas for Young Readers
40:22
<p>Need a few Easter basket ideas for your young readers? We’ve got you covered! In this episode we’re bringing you books and bookish ideas for kids infant-teen. Plus, I’m sharing a beautiful new picture book and introducing you to author Linsey Davis. In this episode, we talk about: favorite children’s bibles and Easter books fiction […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Feb 26, 2018
RAR #89: Andrew Pudewa is back!
38:18
<p>It could be said that if not for a slightly impulsive email to Andrew Pudewa, the Read-Aloud Revival might not exist. That’s right – today I am welcoming back Andrew Pudewa from the Institute for Excellence in Writing – who was also the very first guest on the podcast. In this episode, we talk about: why […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Feb 21, 2018
RAR #88: Don’t Miss This Book: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
40:27
<p>Are you looking for the episode with Dr. Michael Gurian? That one is actually episode 82: Why Fidgeting is a Good Sign (and what brain science has to say about reading aloud), Dr. Michael Gurian Today I’m sharing one of the best books I read last year. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street is uniquely wonderful– a […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Feb 12, 2018
RAR #87: Books to Celebrate Your Adopted Child, Brooke Cooney
38:33
<p>In today’s episode of the podcast, we’re sharing books about adoption. Some are picture books, some are YA– and we’ve got a little something for everyone in between. These are books that will help your family celebrate the adopted children in your life. Brooke Cooney has made it her mission to share books about orphaned children, […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Feb 06, 2018
RAR #86: 5 Authors & Illustrators You Might Not Know About (But Probably Want To!)
25:11
<p>Today, I’m hoping to tell you about some authors/illustrators you may not have heard about before! These aren’t necessarily new authors, but they may be new to you. Here’s what I’m sharing in this episode: picture books, middle grade books and even books for your tweens and teens – I’m covering ALL the bases! graphic […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jan 29, 2018
RAR #85: Reading “Messy” Books About Hard Topics with Kids
43:52
<p>I think this is one of the best conversations we’ve had so far at The Read-Aloud Revival. Today we’re talking “messy” books. Parents – you probably know just what I mean. Messy books are those books that tackle hard topics. Or maybe they just have stuff in the background that makes us a little nervous […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jan 23, 2018
RAR #84: Books for Kids Who Don’t Love Reading (Yet)
24:55
<p>What can we do about our kids who don’t love reading? Today I’m sharing a few ideas, as well as a few books that just might turn your reluctant reader into a reader who stays up past bedtime, sneaking books under the covers with a flashlight. In this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, you’ll […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jan 15, 2018
RAR #83: Why Read Picture Books with Older Kids?
44:45
<p>Do you read picture books with older kids? Could this be a picture book year for your family? Today, the whole RAR crew is chatting picture books – and why it’s a great idea to read them with your bigger kids too! In today’s episode, we discuss: Kortney’s simple & systematic approach to reading picture […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jan 08, 2018
Answers to Questions about the 31-Day Read-Aloud Challenge
27:14
<p>Do you have questions about the 31-Day Read-Aloud Challenge? I did a little Facebook and Instagram Live broadcast, answering some common questions we’re getting, like… how can pre-readers participate? which books count? what if we miss a day? can we participate if we’re outside the United States? Watch the video replay to get the answers […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Dec 30, 2017
31-Day Read-Aloud Challenge
8:12
<p>We’re creeping ever closer to January, and at the Read-Aloud Revival, that means it’s just about time for our 31-Day Read-Aloud Challenge! This is our most popular event of the year. We hear countless stories of kids who, after doing the 31-Day Challenge, go from being reluctant readers to voracious readers. It’s kind of hard […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Dec 11, 2017
RAR #82: Why Fidgeting is a Good Sign (and what brain science has to say about reading aloud), Dr. Michael Gurian
40:36
<p>Parents of wiggly kids – the proof is here.  In this episode with author Dr. Michael Gurian, you’ll hear scientific evidence demonstrates that many kids not only need to move while being read to, they actually retain information better when they are allowed to do so. Dr. Gurian is sharing much more with us, including: […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 28, 2017
RAR #81: Eavesdropping on the Soul, a conversation with Katherine Paterson
36:28
<p>I think it’s fair to say this is my favorite episode of the podcast we’ve ever done.  You probably know Katherine Paterson as the author of books like Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob Have I Loved and the Great Gilly Hopkins, but if you’re not familiar with her essays about writing for children, you’re about to […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 21, 2017
RAR #80: Fantastic Gifts for Young Readers
23:34
<p>What do you give as gifts for young readers? (Besides books, of course!) Here’s a whole list of gift ideas for the young readers in your life. In this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, you’ll hear: Great gift ideas for babies through teens Ideas beyond books – games, book accessories, puzzles, posters, shirts and […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 13, 2017
RAR #79: Qualities of Great Books for Kids, with Sarita Holzmann of Sonlight Curriculum
31:12
<p>What should we look for when we’re choosing books for our children? It’s as easy at 7 points, as you’ll hear in this episode with Sarita Holzmann of Sonlight Curriculum. Sarita is a veteran homeschool mom and book lover. Listen in as she shares: how her son went from struggling reader to Valedictorian all about […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 06, 2017
RAR #78: Favorite Picture Book Treasuries
23:18
<p>Once upon a time, I said we didn’t love treasuries at our house. Welllll … its time to eat some crow. Lately, we’ve been reading lots of picture book treasuries, and we are LOVING THEM. They are perfect for longer reading sessions,  for taking on errands when you know you’ll be sitting in waiting rooms, […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 30, 2017
RAR #77: What the Scholastic Reading Report Means for You, Andrea Pinkney
31:06
<p>Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report is a national survey of children ages 6–17 and their parents that explores attitudes and behaviors around books and reading. In this episode, I’m joined by author, Vice President, and Editor-at-Large at Scholastic, Andrea Davis Pinkney. We talk about what the most recent report means for us as parents– […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 23, 2017
RAR #76: How to make reading aloud the best part of the day
20:41
<p>What do you do when reading aloud doesn’t work out exactly how you hoped? Maybe your kids are arguing or you’re falling asleep … But you know how valuable it is to read aloud, so what can you do? Five things. Listen in to the podcast to hear: 5 ways to make reading aloud enjoyable […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 16, 2017
RAR #75: Delightful, Simple Reading Journals for Kids
14:57
<p>It can be challenging to keep track of the books our kids read, right? But if we want to grow a family of readers, we kind of need to have a system that actually works! So today I’m sharing about our simple reading journals. Listen in to find out: how to create a treasured list […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 09, 2017
RAR # 74: One thing you won’t regret
14:48
<p>This might be our shortest-ever episode, but also one of the most important. It’s all about what matters most. Today I’m talking about how we can make a simple choice that will make a *huge* impact on our kids and families. In this episode, we’ll dive into: how to figure out what matters most, even […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Sep 27, 2017
RAR #73: What your kids can do while you read aloud (they’ll probably listen better than ever)
35:29
<p>Does your read-aloud time ever devolve into chaos? Do you spend just as much time asking your kids to sit still as you do actually reading? In this episode, I’m talking about how we can modify our expectations just a bit to make read-aloud time more successful. Many kids listen better when they’re doing something […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Sep 25, 2017
RAR #72: How to Save a Bad Day
13:00
<p>Bad days – we all have them, right? We can’t really avoid that, but we can have a strategy tucked into our pocket- a simple strategy that will help us save a bad day. As a mama of 6 kids – preschool through high school – I sure do. So today, I’m talking how to save those […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Sep 13, 2017
RAR #71: The Research and Inspiration Behind Fascinating Historical Fiction, Caroline Starr Rose
37:18
<p>Caroline Starr Rose is back, and she’s joining me today to talk about her historical fiction, plus she’s sharing inspiration for young authors and tips for introducing novels in verse to our kids. Listen in as we discuss: the picture book she wrote about the wetlands after Hurricane Katrina what research looks like for a historical […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Sep 11, 2017
RAR #70: How to Find Time to Read as a Busy Mom
24:11
<p>Today I’m addressing a question I get ALL THE TIME – how to find time to read. How do we cultivate a reading life in the midst of parenting, life, and other general busyness? In this episode I’m addressing the best ways I have found to fit more reading into my life. I’m sharing my […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Sep 04, 2017
RAR #69: Helen Oxenbury, Behind the Scenes with an Award-Winning Illustrator
35:51
<p>This is one of the most delightful conversations we’ve ever had on the Read-Aloud Revival podcast! I’m talking today with Helen Oxenbury, author and illustrator, about creating picture books – from where she gets her ideas, to the supplies she uses to draw animals (and the cutest darn babies around) and more. We discuss: which […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Aug 28, 2017
RAR #68: 5 Books to Read Aloud with Teens
15:41
<p>Are you unsure of what to read aloud with teens? Do you ever get a little overwhelmed looking through the YA section at your local bookstore or library? Not to worry. I’m here today with 5 (OK, plus one more!) books to read with your teens. In this episode, you’ll hear: a book that helped […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Aug 21, 2017
RAR #67: Reading for the Bigger Story, Jonathan Rogers
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<p>Hold on to your hats everyone – I am sharing one of my very favorite middle grade series in this episode. I’m chatting with both my daughter Allison and someone who just might be my favorite living author, Jonathan Rogers. Jonathan is author of the fantastic Winderking series, which has been described as a cross […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Aug 14, 2017
RAR #66: Do Audio Books Count as Read-Alouds?
30:15
<p>Here at the Read-Aloud Revival, we are BIG FANS of audio books, but we get asked all the time: “Do audio books count as real read alouds?” In today’s brand new episode of the podcast, I’m answering that question. You’ll also hear: whether or not audio books count as real reading where and how to listen (either […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Aug 07, 2017
RAR #65: How to Best Use and Support Your Local Library
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<p>  Do you make the best use of the resources available to you at your local library? Or do you even know all of what your library can do for you? You’re not alone if the answer to either of those questions is “no.” Today I’m talking to Amy Commers, a Youth Services Librarian in Minnesota, […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jul 31, 2017
Special Edition: An Exclusive Interview with Jeanne Birdsall & N.D. Wilson
<p>Today you’re in for a treat… The next season of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast doesn’t begin until next month, but today I’ve got something you’re gonna love as a special edition while you wait. It’s an exclusive interview between New York Times bestselling author, Jeanne Birdsall (The Penderwicks series) and best-selling author, N.D. Wilson (100 Cupboards, […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jul 10, 2017
RAR #64: Helping Resistant Readers Fall in Love with Books, Laura Martin
<p>Before Laura Martin ever authored her amazing Edge of Extinction series, she was a middle school language arts teacher. And her specialty was helping kids resistant to reading fall in love with books. In this episode she shares: some of her favorite tips to get your kids not just reading more, but really loving books ideas […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
May 07, 2017
RAR #63: Introducing Kids to Chesterton, Nancy Carpentier Brown
<p>The first time Nancy Carpentier Brown read G.K. Chesterton’s work, she didn’t just hate it – she actually burned the book! But things certainly changed. Nancy now not only works with the American Chesterton Society, she is a leading expert on Frances Chesterton, and a much-requested speaker on both Gilbert and Frances Chesterton. She’s also […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Apr 24, 2017
RAR #62: Inspiring a Love of Nature Through Books, Greta Eskridge
<p>Take a peek at Greta Eskridge’s Instagram account, and you might just see her shin-deep in a tide pool with her kids, or hanging out on top of a mountain. It’s clear that Greta adores nature. But as a child, believe it or not, Greta didn’t spend a lot of time in nature. What did she […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Apr 10, 2017
RAR #61: Highlights from Read-Aloud Revival Author Access
<p>I know this about you: you want to make meaningful and lasting connections with your kids. As a busy homeschooling mom of six, I completely understand that when the house is a mess and the laundry pile is overflowing and life feels just plain crazy, spending a few minutes reading aloud with my kids- even […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Mar 27, 2017
RAR #60: Your Job is to Plant the Seed, a conversation with Sally Lloyd Jones
<p>So many of us know Sally Lloyd Jones best as the author of the beloved Jesus Storybook Bible. Now you’re going to just love hearing her insightful thoughts about sharing stories with our kids. This is a sweet, but powerful episode that might catch you off guard- Sally is such a joy to listen to, and […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Mar 12, 2017
RAR #59: Books to Make the Whole Family Howl, Maryrose Wood
<p>Awoooooooo! Get ready for some pure delight in this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast. We’re joined by the wonderful and witty author of the spunky and endearing Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series. In this episode, Maryrose Wood joins us to discuss: where the idea of a governess caring for children raised by wolves came […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Feb 27, 2017
RAR #58: History, Heroes and Henty, with Jim Hodges
<p>Are you and your kids familiar with books by G.A Henty? You’re certainly going to want to spend some time with him after hearing this episode. Jim Hodges, audio actor, former homeschooling dad, and creator of Jim Hodges Audio Books is talking with Sarah in this episode about how to bring Henty, and history, to life. He […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Feb 14, 2017
RAR #57: How Stories Shaped an Out-of-the-Box Kid, Sally & Nathan Clarkson
<p>Nathan Clarkson grew up as an out-of-the-box kid living with ADHD, mental illness, and (thankfully) a very loving mother, Sally. The two have recently published their story in the book Different, which details how stories helped to shape Nathan, and how his mom came to decide that what other people thought about their parenting and educational […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jan 31, 2017
RAR Bonus Episode: Some of the Best Books by Living Authors
<p>If you are unsure which books being published today are worth your time (or if they’re worth your time at all)… then this brand new episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast- all about some of the best books by living authors- is for you. We’re launching season 10 of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast with an episode dedicated to […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jan 24, 2017
How to Make Meaningful Connections with Your Kids in the Coming Year
<p>If you want to make more meaningful and lasting connections with your kids through books in the coming year, then I have a tip for you: Don’t try to read aloud every day. Not what you thought I would say? Well, then. You’d better listen to the rest. This episode of the podcast is the shortest […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Dec 28, 2016
RAR #56: What’s at Stake and Why Stories Matter, Jonathan Auxier
<p>Jonathan Auxier has been a writer for a very long time, but he says he never really felt like he had found his place until he began writing children’s literature. Thank goodness he did! The New York Times best-selling author of what he calls “strange stories for strange children,” his books include Peter Nimble and His Fantastic […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 29, 2016
RAR #55: Best Thanksgiving Books – Cultivating a Spirit of Gratitude
<p>What happens when you get three book-loving ladies together to chat gratitude and the best Thanksgiving books? there’s just a bit of excitement so Sarah orders a book on air! (We love it when she does that!) and then we end up with a big list of great books like the one below So join […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 13, 2016
RAR #54: Sharing Experiences through Stories, James Daniels
<p>James Daniels is passionate about many things – his family, his church, good food, gardening and education. He’s also driven to make sense of educational philosophy in a way that’s helpful for others. In this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival, James and I talk about: sharing enthusiasm for books with our kids how our excitement about […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 03, 2016
RAR #53: Can a Children’s Book Change the World? Linda Sue Park
<p>Linda Sue Park is the author of more than 20 books- including Newbery Award winning A Single Shard (an astounding book and every bit deserving of the Newbery) and the world-changer, A Long Walk to Water. When we were drumming up ideas for who to have on the podcast this season, I knew one thing for sure: […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 30, 2016
RAR Bonus Episode: Melissa Sweet on the One and Only E.B. White
<p>Although Melissa Sweet didn’t grow up a reader, she has always had a love and passion for creating, which shows in the beautiful drawings, paintings and collages she has used to illustrate numerous picture books. She also an accomplished author, and her most recent book is about the one and only E.B. White- the ma […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 11, 2016
RAR #52: Bonding Through Books, Tricia Goyer
<p>Tricia Goyer is the well-known author of more than 50 encouraging books for women, moms and teens. She’s also a homeschooling mama of 10, and 7 of her children came to her family through adoption. In this episode, Tricia talks about: how reading aloud helped her to bond with her adoptive children how although she grew up in […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 03, 2016
RAR #51: The Golden Age of Children’s Books
<p>Reading aloud is a treat, and Carole Joy Seid wants us to remember that every time we pick up a book to share with our kids. In this episode, she is joining us again to talk about the Golden Age of Children’s Literature. Some of these books may be new to you, and some you may have […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Sep 20, 2016
RAR #50: How Books Spark Easy Projects & Play
<p>When it comes to activities for your preschoolers, do you often feel overwhelmed? I do. I’ve overcomplicated it in the past, and that’s left me a bit tired when it comes to creating a warm and rich learning environment for my youngest kids. Jennifer Pepito has re-inspired my enthusiasm, however. She shows us how to: focus on […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Sep 06, 2016
RAR #49: Why We Should All Be Reading Aloud to Children
<p>When I first saw Rebecca Bellingham’s TedX talk, Why We Should All Be Reading Aloud to Children, I was so moved that I watched it twice in a row. Then I shot a note off to the Read-Aloud Revival podcast manager: “can we get her on the podcast?” And we did. :) You’re in for a […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Aug 22, 2016
Announcing Season 9 :: RAR Podcast
<p>Guess what starts August 22nd? I’ll give you a teeny tiny peek at what’s coming when you click the play button below: Don’t want to miss an episode? I don’t want you to either. :) Pop your email in below and you won’t- plus, I’ll send you a list of my favorite read-alouds.</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Aug 16, 2016
The Most Important Part of Teaching Kids to Read
<p>A whole lot of us get this completely and utterly wrong. Schools do it. Teachers do it. Moms do it. Well-meaning adults make an epic mistake in the education of our children: we make teaching a child to read our top priority. When it comes to our kids and books, our top priority is not to teach our […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jul 26, 2016
RAR #48: Give Your Child the World, Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time– Jamie Martin
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<p>We’re a whole week early! We couldn’t hold onto this podcast episode for another day without sharing it with you. Jamie Martin’s brand new book, Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time releases today, and she came onto the show to talk about what it looks like to give […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jun 07, 2016
RAR #47: How to Read the Classics with Kids (even if you’ve never read them before)
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<p>If you didn’t read a whole lot of classics growing up, chances are you’re feeling a little worried about how to read them with your own children. If so, then this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast is for you. I’m chatting with Gail Ledbetter , author of Timeline for Classics about: keeping your wits about […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
May 31, 2016
RAR # 46: Assigned Versus Free Reading
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<p>In this brand new episode of the Read-Aloud Revival, we tackle one of the most frequently asked questions we get at the Read-Aloud Revival… “How much reading should I assign?” I’m chatting with Mystie Winckler about just that, and I think you’re going to get a nice deeeep breath after hearing what Mystie has to […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
May 17, 2016
RAR #45: Our Favorite Picture Books
54:41
<p>Picture books aren’t just for young kids… They’re companions for our children, and they’re powerful tools that we can use to connect with our kids. In this new episode of the Read-Aloud Revival, the whole RAR team gathers to chat up our favorite picture books (and how we use them). We have so much fun that: […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
May 03, 2016
RAR #44: Magic and Fear in Children’s Books, N.D. Wilson
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<p> Do your kids like creepy stories? Some of mine do, and I’ve been curious about the role of both magic and fear in my children’s reading life. There’s no one better to talk to about this than the much loved and celebrated Christian author of the (fantastically creepy) 100 Cupboards series, N.D. Wilson. It’s a great […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Apr 19, 2016
RAR #43: Raising Kids Who Read, Daniel Willingham
47:06
<p>If you want to raise kids who read not because they can, but because they love to… you’re in the right place. On this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, Daniel Willingham and I discuss: what cognitive science tells us that will help our kids fall in love with books. (It’s easier than you think!) a new […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Apr 04, 2016
RAR #42: Inspiring Parents in Children’s Literature: A Conversation with Greta Eskridge
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<p>  What inspires you to be a better parent? When Greta Eskridge wants inspiration in her mothering, she doesn’t usually turn to parenting manuals. She turns to her favorite children’s book classics, instead. In this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival, Greta describes how reading books like The Yearling, Little Women, Caddie Woodlawn, and even Danny, Champion of the […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Mar 08, 2016
RAR # 41: Navigating Fantasy: A Guide for Christian Parents, Carolyn Leiloglou
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<p>Do you struggle when choosing fantasy books for kids? I am convinced that fantasy is a critically important part of nourishing my children’s imaginations, helping them to see and know the truth better than they could if they didn’t read it. And yet. I struggle. I never read much fantasy as a child, myself, and as an […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Feb 23, 2016
RAR #40 Behind the Scenes at the Read-Aloud Revival
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<p>We’re pulling back the curtain… Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes here at the Read-Aloud Revival? For example… How do we decide who to have on the podcast and which master classes to create? What needs to happen in order to book an author for the membership Author Access events? How many […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Feb 09, 2016
RAR #39: Reading to Kids with Special Needs, Cheryl Swope
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<p>What’s a parent of a special needs child to do about reading aloud? How do you choose books to read with a child who is developing at a different rate than his or her peers? Cheryl Swope, author of Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child and mama to special needs twins, gives us […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jan 26, 2016
RAR #38: On Dads, Boys & the Importance of Building a Family Culture Around Books, Martin Cothran
37:54
<p>What might a dad’s role be in a read-aloud home? And how can books shape our boys into the men we hope they’ll become? On today’s show, Martin Cothran from Memoria Press chats with me about just that. Scroll down to listen. Martin shares: advice for homeschool dads his standards for choosing books why stories are […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jan 12, 2016
RAR #37: Cultivating a Reading Life, Anne Bogel
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<p>We want to model a love of reading for our kids, but honestly- who’s got the time? Anne Bogel does. Otherwise known as Modern Mrs. Darcy, she’s the best person I know to talk about how to fit more reading into your life. Listen in to today’s podcast and learn: where to find good books how […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Dec 29, 2015
RAR #36: Christmas and Advent Read-Alouds with Elizabeth Foss
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<p>It’s the hap-happiest read-aloud time of the year!  I don’t know anyone who lives this out better than my good friend, Elizabeth Foss, so I invited her onto the show to chat up Christmas and Advent read-alouds. We’re so excited about this episode of the podcast, we’re publishing a whole week early. This episode will […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Dec 01, 2015
RAR #35: Reading Aloud with Toddlers (and other littles) underfoot
29:50
<p>It’s a question we hear a lot around here… how on earth is it possible to read aloud to the big kids when there are toddlers mucking about? And reading with those toddlers themselves- well, that’s a whole ‘nother ball of wax. Girl, I hear you. I have six kids, and three of them are […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 24, 2015
RAR #34: Reading Aloud around a Traditional School Schedule
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<p>How does a family that follows a traditional school schedule make reading aloud a priority? We’re talking about it on today’s episode of the Read-Aloud Revival! Whether your kids are in school all day, or you homeschool but you feel very pressed for time, reading aloud can happen! Listen in as we talk: practical ideas simple […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 10, 2015
RAR #33: The Research Behind Reading Aloud, Dr. Joseph Price
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<p>It doesn’t take long after starting a read-aloud habit to realize that there are a LOT of good things happening when you are snuggled up on the couch, lost in a good book with your family. But sometimes things get rough. And when that happens, it helps to get a bit more logical about the […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 27, 2015
RAR #32: Q&A with Sarah and Kortney
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<p>In today’s episode of the Read-Aloud Revival, Kortney and I chat up the questions you’re asking most. We’re slinging around good stuff like: our favorite religious book recommendations how to keep your kids from getting distracted on your iPad when they’re “supposed” to be listening to an audio book what it’s like to be working and […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 13, 2015
RAR #31: Reading Aloud for History, Rea Berg
57:36
<p>This may be one of the most delightful conversations we’ve had yet on the Read-Aloud Revival. If you haven’t met Rea Berg yet… you’re going to love me for introducing you to her. :) And if you know who she is, you don’t need me to blab on here -you just want to cut right […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Sep 29, 2015
RAR #30: Reading Aloud with Boys, Cindy Rollins
40:30
<p>Boys. Here at the Read-Aloud Revival, we get asked about the nitty gritty of reading with boys more than anything else. And who better to answer those questions than a mother of eight boys? She also happens to be one of my very favorite people, so this episode is a goodie. Cindy shares: why you […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Sep 15, 2015
RAR #29: Getting Back in the Saddle with Reading Aloud
25:52
<p>Have you fallen out of the read-aloud habit? It’s okay – I understand. I’ve been there 100 times! In fact, I’m just trying to get back into the swing of things myself. Getting back in the saddle is quite likely easier than you think, though. In this episode I’ll give you: a handful of tips and tricks to make […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Sep 01, 2015
RAR #28: Cultivating a Well-Trained Mind, Susan Wise Bauer
50:29
<p>You’ve been asking for her since we first launched the podcast over a year ago, and today I finally get to bring her straight to your earbuds. :) Susan Wise Bauer is the brainpower behind Peace Hill Press and the Well-Trained Mind Academy, and she’s on the podcast today. Susan is chatting with me about: […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Aug 17, 2015
RAR #27 Summer Reading: Making memories (& having fun)
1:06:29
<p>We all want our kids to read over the summer, right? But how can make that summer reading both memorable and fun – a treasured childhood memory rather than another thing to do and check off our lists? For today’s show, I talked to one of my very favorite people on the whole planet- Pam […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jun 08, 2015
RAR #26: How Illustrations Nourish the Imagination, Zach Franzen
44:05
<p>If you’ve listened to the Read-Aloud Revival podcast much, you probably know I’m a huge fan of The Green Ember. I think it’s the best book my kids and I read together all year long. You’ll understand, then, why I was so excited to chat with Zach Franzen, the illustrator of The Green Ember for today’s show. […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
May 19, 2015
RAR #25: When Kids are Whiny (and other questions you’re asking)
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<p>On today’s episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, we’re answering YOUR questions! These Q&A podcasts are listener favorites, so grab some laundry, pop in your earbuds, and let’s go! Find out: what I do when kids are whiny and don’t want to listen to a read-aloud what to try when teens aren’t interested in the family book and […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
May 05, 2015
RAR #24: From Picture Books to Chapter Books & Novels
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<p>I’m trying something new for this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival Podcast. Instead of interviewing a guest, I’m chatting with you one-on-one. Something I hear about a lot is the struggle it can be to make the transition from picture books to chapter books and novels during read-aloud time. It’s something I’ve struggled with in the past, as well, and […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Apr 21, 2015
RAR #23: Reading with Teens & Big Juicy Conversations- Julie Bogart
53:51
<p>If somebody knows about the importance of sharing books with teens and having big juicy conversations about the big ideas we encounter while reading, it’s Julie Bogart. So many of you have asked us to have her on the show, and it’s no wonder. Julie’s enthusiasm for delighting in our kids and engaging in meaningful conversations […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Apr 07, 2015
RAR #22 Read Good Books. The End. -Carole Joy Seid
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<p>This isn’t rocket science, Carole Joy Seid tells us in today’s episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast. It’s really very simple – read good books. The end. :) This episode is chock-full of: fabulous book recommendations simple, practical strategies to help us make reading aloud a pillar of family life calming encouragement from a mom who has […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Mar 24, 2015
RAR #21: Finding Allies in Imagination: S.D. Smith & The Green Ember
50:36
<p>I’m going to be crazy bossy here and tell you this: if you read nothing else to your kids this year, read The Green Ember. This is a book that will steep your family’s imagination in the good, true, and beautiful. The characters encounter tremendous difficulty and face them with indomitable courage. You will laugh, cry, and […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Mar 10, 2015
RAR #20: Reading Aloud as Discipleship – Mark Hamby
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<p>Can reading aloud be a form of discipling our kids? Mark Hamby, founder of Lamplighter Ministries, certainly thinks so. In this episode of the podcast, I chat with Mark about what that might look like and what stories can do to nurture virtue in our homes. He was a child who hated reading, only to become […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Feb 24, 2015
RAR #19 Reading Aloud to Toddlers- the Why & How
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<p>We know we should start reading aloud to toddlers when they are still small, but somehow the logistics of doing just that are really difficult!  Today I’d like you to meet Haley & Sarah from Aslan’s Library– a blog I love. Haley and Sarah focus most of their blog writing about beautiful and true theological books […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Feb 10, 2015
Q&A: Do Your Kids Read Twaddle? How Do You Handle Bad Attitudes? And other questions you’re asking…
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<p>In this episode, Allison Burr and I tackled the questions that I’m getting asked a lot about reading aloud. Do your kids read twaddle? How did you get your husband on board? How do you organize books? What do you do if you start a book and no one likes it? How do you handle bad attitudes from […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jan 27, 2015
On Living a Storyformed Life, RAR #17
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<p>If you only listen to one episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, let this one be it. This episode is the humdinger of them all, if I do say so myself. ;) I have been dying to talk to Sarah Clarkson since the Read-Aloud Revival was born! She’s a busy student at Oxford, though, and it […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jan 12, 2015
RAR #16: Start a Reading Streak!
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<p>I never do this- record a podcast episode on the fly just because I’m so excited I can’t help myself. :) But today is the last day of 2014 and I want to make sure we head into 2015 and make it count by forming deep and meaningful connections with our kids. In this (spontaneous!) […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Dec 31, 2014
RAR #15 Poetry Read-Alouds for Parents Who Are Intimidated by Poetry
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<p>Caroline Starr Rose has written entire books in verse. Now don’t be intimidated. Her book, May B, has been described as part Hatchet, part Little House on the Prairie, and part Out of the Dust. In this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, I chat with Caroline about: her books, of course! how to get […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 17, 2014
RAR #14: For Parents Who Don’t Like Reading Aloud
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<p>Do you enjoy reading aloud? I know a whole lot of people who don’t. But just because you don’t enjoy reading aloud doesn’t mean you can’t build your family culture around books. Today on the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, I chat with Mystie Winckler about how audio books can make a huge difference in your family’s […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Nov 03, 2014
RAR #13: Learning to Read- What to Do With Your Struggling Reader
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<p>Reading aloud plays a major role in a child’s life as he or she is learning to read- especially if he or she is struggling to learn to read! In this podcast episode, Marie Rippel from All About Learning Press shares her thoughts on: how often to read aloud how much to prioritize it and […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Oct 20, 2014
RAR #12: The Reading Promise
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<p>Alice Ozma is the author of The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared. If you read nothing else this year, read this book. I mean it. I swallowed it and immediately knew I had to have Alice on the show. The book is moving, funny, heart-wrenching, and is a big huge kick in […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Sep 29, 2014
RAR #11: Using the Library Without Losing Your Mind, Jamie Martin
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<p>What keeps you from making the best use of your local library? For me, it’s the likelihood of losing my sanity. :) On this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival, Jamie Martin- editor of Simple Homeschool and blogger at Steady Mom– shares a perspective that we can use the library in any way that fits our family […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Sep 13, 2014
RAR #10: The Art of Choosing Books (and starting a book club!) with Heidi Scovel
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<p>Heidi Scovel admits that she isn’t a read-aloud superstar. Reading aloud can be hard to fit in when you’re a busy mother of four! But she does know how to choose great books and has had a lot of success starting a book club for her kids called the Book Detectives. In this episode of the podcast, […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Sep 02, 2014
RAR #09: A University Professor’s Perspective on Reading Aloud, Dr. Catherine Pakaluk
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<p>What can a university professor say about the value of reading aloud for future academic and relational success? A lot, actually. If that professor is also a mother of many, she’ll lend a perspective on fitting read-aloud time into busy family life, and the value of even five minutes a day spent diving into a story with […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Aug 16, 2014
RAR #08: Every Book is a Mystery, Lawrence Goldstone
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<p>Did you know that every book is a mystery, and all readers are detectives? In this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival Podcast, I chat with Lawrence Goldstone, author of Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading. He tells us: why you become a sleuth when you pick any book of the shelf how ordinary parents […]</p> <p>Visit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://readaloudrevival.com">Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie</a></p>
Jul 28, 2014