How to Choose Books for Your Kids

Podcast for Parents by Sarah Mackenzie from Read-Aloud Revival

While we all desire that reading would be fun and engaging for our children, choosing family-friendly books can sometimes feel like a daunting task filled with pitfalls.

How do you decide which books to read aloud as a family or to encourage your children to read? Do you need to pre-read every book that comes into your home? Do you worry that your children will accidentally read something that doesn’t align with your values or that they will miss out on a key piece of literature?

In this podcast episode, author, speaker, and homeschooling mom Sarah Mackenzie teaches how to be your family’s literary matchmaker. Based on a segment of her book The Read-Aloud Family, Sarah explores:

  • What is a good book, anyway?
  • How to choose books without a booklist using the 3-Question Test
  • How to know when to ditch a book

Click here to listen!

“I am almost inclined to set it up as a canon that a children’s story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children’s story. The good ones last.” – C.S. Lewis

Learn more about reading aloud to your children from PCS 3rd Grade teacher Sherilyn Lewis.