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December 14, 2018  

144: Reading Out Loud and a Generous Christmas

This week, I'm answering some questions about reading out loud:

  • What is our reading out loud process?
  • Should we have a time (for reading) built into the flow (of our day)?
  • What if this time crowds out other projects our children are working on individually?
  • How do we choose books?

 

I talk about

  • Why I never enjoyed listening to books being read aloud as a child
  • How I used to regard reading out loud as the dessert of my kids' education rather than the main course.
  • How we should move over and let our kids occupy the reader's chair
  • How we have to be patient while our kids are learning how to read out loud
  • My reading-out-loud experiment: What happened when I stopped correcting my daughter when she made reading-out-loud mistakes

 

I also return to the topic of Christmas presents:

  • Do presents belong only to the commercial side of Christmas or do they have spiritual significance?
  • Can we tell others to be generous?
  • Or do we only learn about generosity by experiencing it ourselves?

 

Show Notes

Blog Posts

Respecting Kids and Christmas Presents

The Reading Out Loud Experiment

A Main Course of Reading Out Loud

Listening

 

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This is my last episode for 2018. I'm taking a break over Christmas. Please join me again in 2019! 

Happy Christmas!

December 8, 2018  

143: Respecting Kids and Christmas Presents

This week, I'm sharing some news about my unschooling book.

I'm also sharing two stories, one about respecting children, and the other about perfect Christmas presents and love.

And I'm discussing the following questions:

  • Is it the right of every child to be respected?
  • How do we show respect to children?
  • Do we sometimes do things for our kids only because we want them to do things for us?
  • Is it okay to buy and enjoy giving Christmas presents?
  • Is it okay to look forward to receiving them?
  • Can choosing and giving presents be an act of love?

 

Show Notes

Blog Posts

My Perfect Christmas Present Secret

Making an Aussie Bush Christmas Tree

 

YouTube

Imogen Elvis

Imogen's Christmas Music Playlist

 

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Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!

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