D is only 8, but I am sure I will read to him as long as he will let me.
I'm reading The Chestnut King with all the kids right now. I also am in different Harry Potters with several of my kids. I usually read the HPs at night, when they request. Chestnut King is during the school day. Great time together. My kids are 5, 7, 8, 9, 11.
My ds is 13 and I still read to him. Our curriculum uses a lot of books and I read him at least half of it. Ds is dyslexic and gets physically exhausted reading for more than a few minutes, so I read. He narrates back, we discuss, and I know he has full comprehension. That's the goal and it works for us.
I read things above their reading levels which is getting more difficult with a 9yo who reads at an upper high school level. Anyway, I read science articles, historical documents, and ancient stories (like Homer and Chaucer) to them.
I remember my 5th and 6th grade teachers reading to my class. Books like "The Giver". I loved it.
Quoting katyq: I remember my 5th and 6th grade teachers reading to my class. Books like "The Giver". I loved it.
I loved having my teachers read aloud too. My favorite memory is my 4th grade reading teacher reading "Where the Red Fern Grows" to us.
We read (well by we I mean, DH) to our kids at bedtime every other night (on the other nights, he reads with them individually for 10-15 minutes each). They are reading the Fablehaven series right now (on book 2).
We also like to keep an audio book in the car and listen to it in bits and pieces. We listened to all of the 39 Clues books this way, and then just a few weeks ago we did Holes.We need a new one!
We take turns sometimes, or I just read to them if they can't quite read it to themselves.
I'm glad that you enjoy reading to them. I prefer not to read to them. I don't like reading aloud....it hurts my throat.
I did read to my youngest for as long as she let me.....until she turned 4. It was an "I can do it by myself Mommy, I don't need you to read to me". I do let them read to me when they want.
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