When selecting books to read aloud, we (at Brave Writer) follow a key principle:
The idea is to lay a feast of ideas (ht: Charlotte Mason) before your children, to create opportunities for empathy, to help your children grow in critical thinking, to expand a child’s world, and to entertain! That too.
The goal is to offer a selection of books over a year or several years that is diverse in lots of ways. Keeping the list below handy will help you get out of ruts and habits too.
When reading gets stale or predictable, shake things up! Here’s how.
Select from these categories:
- different backgrounds
- all kinds of Englishes
- male and female protagonists
- older and younger
- varieties of worldview
- types of childhoods
- historical events
- national disasters
- humanitarian crises
- humorous, suspenseful, fantastical situations
- graphic novels
- short stories
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