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
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
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
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?