Starting to home educate 2020: All-time Favourite Read-Alouds

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We’ve provided you with a lot to think about this month – how you like to plan and take action, how your children need and like to learn, plus the best books from home education experts. You want your mind to be free to enjoy and observe in these early days. By all means, get stuck into a project that really takes your fancy, but otherwise, avoid over-planning, curricula can wait, just read aloud to your child from a range of different books. Here are our all-time favourites:

Reading is important because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything. – Tomie dePaola

A Child’s Garden of Verses – Robert Louis Stevenson

Where the Sidewalk Ends – Shel Silverstein

Girls, goddesses & giants : stories of heroines from around the world – Lari Don

Harold and the Purple Crayon – Crockett Johnson

The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

The Velveteen Rabbit – Margery Williams

Sophie’s Snail – Dick King Smith

Beezus and Ramona – Beverly Cleary

Matilda – Roald Dahl

Five Children and It – Edith Nesbit

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

The Story of… Science, Inventions, Painting

What’s Maths All About? – Alex Frith

Bedtime Maths by Laura Overdeck and Jim Paillot (illustrator)

I am the Seed the Grew the Tree by Fiona Waters (compiler) and Frann Preston-Gannon (artist)

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

Stories for Boys that Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks and Quinton Winter

The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

Moominsummer Madness by Tove Jansson

Astrid the Unstoppable by Maria Parr

Do You Speak Chocolate by Cas Lester

PLUS! you can find links to all our book rec posts and find great books on all manner of subjects.

What are your favourite read alouds?

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