"Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.” ~ Jani Ortlund
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Family Read Alouds
Last night, we started a read aloud as a family. We haven't had a read aloud with Tim for years! The book we are reading is "The Scottish Chiefs", by Jane Porter with illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. This book is a nice compliment to our World History studies.
Tim, holding court in the recliner...
Emily listening and trying to follow the "old fashioned" language...it gets easier as you get into it. Rachel drawing while listening and snuggling with me. It was terrible..:)
Sarah occupied while listening...
Lindsay was really enjoying it.
I must say that I did too. There is something relaxing and soothing about having a read aloud. This book is very big, we will be reading it for awhile - I wonder if we can get it done before Tim's six weeks disability are over? That would be great, as I don't know if we could get back to it once he heads back to work....
What kind of books do you like to read and do you ever do family read alouds?