We read aloud to both of our kids (almost 10 and 6) every night and have since birth. It’s been amazing to rediscover some of our favorites and amazing new books alongside our kids. Reading with them gives us the chance to talk about some of the things that happen in the book and engage them in the story even more.
Here are some of our favorite family read alouds, great for preschoolers through 3rd grade or so. Included is a rough estimate of how many sittings it might take to finish them. Some nights we read for 10 minutes, others up to 45 minutes, so don’t stress if it takes you more or less time. Whether you read to your child at breakfast, before dinner or at bedtime, it’s all good!
If you want to delve deeper into the topic, be sure to check out The Read-Aloud Family, with tips of selecting, reading, and talking about books as a family.
Looking for books to share with older kids? Be sure to check out our Family Book Group titles to share with upper elementary and middle schoolers.
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One Night Reads
Three Night Reads
Seven Night Reads
More Than a Week (and even possibly a month)