An ongoing list of our family read alouds (picture books not included–these are primarily text-based with illustrations sprinkled in on occasion). We’ll put our kids’ ages in parentheses (to the best of our memory). Remember–part of listening as a young child is simply gaining familiarity with words, with the cadence of language, and with basic sentence structure. It’s also about developing an appreciation for beautiful language. Our children don’t pick up on every little detail, and we’re fine with that! But they HAVE sat through these marvelous books….

Megan

  • Howard Pyle’s Robin Hood
  • Farmer Boy
  • Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (one boy, aged 2-3)
  • LOTS more! But I’ll have to let Megan fill these in… ☺

Betsy

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (one child, age 4)
  • Charlotte’s Web (one child, age 3.5)
  • Little House in the Big Woods (one child, age 4)
  • Little House on the Prairie (one child, age 4?)
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (one child, age 4 or 5?)
  • My Father’s Dragon–whole trilogy (three children, ages 3-5)
  • The No. 1 Car Spotter (Atinuke) (three children, ages 4-6)
  • Old Mother West Wind (three children, ages 4-6)
  • Anna Hibiscus (all 4 books) (one child, age 6)
  • Random House Book of Fairy Tales (multiple times; ages 3+)
  • Golden Book of Fairies and Elves (one child, age 4+)
  • Mercy Watson (whole series, twice) (three children, ages 4+)
  • Little House in the Big Woods-again by request of oldest child! (three children, ages 5-6) 
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (again! by request; three children, ages 5-6)
  • James and the Giant Peach (audio book; three children, ages 5-6)
  • Henry Huggins (audio book; twice back to back by request; three children, ages 5-6) 
  • Pinocchio (three children, ages 5-6)
  • Beezus and Ramona (audio book; three children, ages 5-6)
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (audio book; three children, ages 5-6; the 6-year-old REALLY liked it)
  • Ragweed (audio book; three children, ages 5-6; 6-year-old liked it best) 
  • The Wednesday Witch by Ruth Chew (three children; ages 5-6)

Boxed book set image from goodreads

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