I work alone most of the time. You see, we are the only employees of our small business and the type of work that we do is pretty solitary in nature . As a result, I listen to a lot of audio content to keep my brain active and to keep from feeling quite so alone. Whether it be audiobooks or podcasts, there is almost always something playing in my ears. Today I would like to highlight another of my favorite podcasts that also happens to be great for homeschool moms and dads.
It is called the Read Aloud Revival podcast and it is hosted by the wonderfully talented Sarah Mackenzie. She is a homeschooling mother of six kids who has a genuine passion for reading books aloud to her kids and making books a huge part of your family’s culture. She is also an author herself of the book Teaching From Rest and blogs regularly at Amongst Lovely Things. I have no idea how I stumbled across her podcast but I am so glad that I did. I have always loved to read and I strongly desire to help our kids develop a love of their own for books. This podcast, along with her blog, has inspired me to be much more intentional about reading out loud and to fill more of the “empty” time in the day with beautifully written books.
On the podcast, Sarah often interviews great guests with strong ties to books and literature. Some are authors of children’s books while others are experts in various aspects of education or homeschooling. Each episode is full of great books to read out loud along with ideas for how to make reading and the culture of reading a reality in your homes. Some of her great guests include Andrew Pudewa from the Institute for Excellence in Writing, S.D. Smith who is the author of the fantastic book The Green Ember and Julie Bogart from Brave Writer.
In addition to the podcast, Sarah and her team have developed a membership site that adds a ton more content. This includes video Master Classes on a variety of subjects like creating book clubs and homeschooling the early years along with Author Events with prominent children’s book authors. All in all, the Read Aloud Revival has really grown into a major force in this area and it definitely fills a need for this homeschooling family. I couldn’t recommend it enough and it is always on my short list of podcasts that I recommend to others.