Read-Aloud Revival

Reviews For Read-Aloud Revival

This podcast is so well done. I adore Sarah Mackenzie’s obvious passion for books and find it so infectious and inspiring! You can actually hear her smiling as she talks about a book and I don’t know that I’ve ever made it through a podcast without “catching” her enthusiasm. Each new podcast appearing in my feed is a total treat! Keep up the amazing work, Sarah and team!
This is one of my favorite podcasts! It has encouraged me to read more and to read to my kids more in a very doable, very desirable way. I always end up an episode uplifted and inspired to spend more time with my kids, enjoy more time with my kids, and build relationships with my kids through books. Highest recommendations!
I have been listening to RAR for many years now, and the influences Sarah has had on the life and joy of our family is profound. Words cannot express our gratitude for the work she puts into making this podcast and all of her resources excellent. A woman of excellence, no doubt!
One thing I love about this podcast is it doesn’t matter if you are new to RAR or a veteran listener—I promise that you’ll get something from every episode. Sarah is very enjoyable to listen to. You will appreciate the honest way she communicates-no guilt or shame just one mom to another. She’ll become an encouraging voice bringing wisdom and joy to your family.
Transformative. That is how I would describe RAR podcast with Sarah Mackenzie. Before finding this podcast, I was honestly at a loss as to what, how, and when to read to my children. And I am a bookish person who is a former elementary teacher!!! Sarah shares a wealth of ideas and gently points you in the right reading direction. I am always inspired and uplifted after listening to an episode!!
This is the best inspiration around for building a love of reading in your family. Highly recommend!
Between this podcast and The Modern Mrs. Darcy’s, What To Read Next podcast, I managed to read 120 books in 2018! Thank you ladies for all you do!
This podcast is super informative, and I love the book recommendations because I am a 13-year-old who is always looking for new and exciting books to read. It’s also great because my two younger sisters don’t like to read, and I’m always trying to find a story that they would like. Sarah Mackenzie knows a lot about books, so this podcast is great for anyone who wants to know what good books are out there and insightful tips about reading in general. I love the podcast key that shows you what part of the podcast talks about x, for example, at 3:45 it will tell you that it talks about whether or not it’s OK to read books over and over again, and at 4:27 it talks about exciting books for teens. This podcast is so upbeat and cheerful, and I love listening to it while I draw or something like that. Thanks so much for such a unique and helpful podcast!
I've been a fan of Pam Leo for decades! What an amazing uplifting experience to hear her on Read-Aloud Revial. I'm a grandfather and a strong advocate for Connection Parenting and the Book Fairy Pantry Project. I want all families to get on board to reading aloud to their babies and children. I want every family no matter their economic situation to have access to inspiring books. There is hardly a more inpiring person in the World than Pam Leo to bring this message home!! Thank you, Sarah for having her on Read-Aloud Revival. Ray Castellino, DC., Co-Director of Building and Enhansing Bonding and Attachment (BEBA).
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I’m already avid reader and read Aloud mom but since listening to Sarah’s podcast I have become even MORE motivated and excited about reading aloud. As often as we can we read Aloud with the whole family every evening which includes dad and our newborn!! Thank you so much for all of the book lists, ideas, and motivation!! I look forward to every new episode!!
Sarah has a very pleasant voice and you can “hear” her smiling! I listen to lots of podcast and she is very enjoyable. Tons of tips and helpful suggestions for moms looking for good books for their kids. I love this podcast and her booklist! I tell all homeschooling moms about the Read Aloud Revival. Keep it up!
As a first-year homeschooling Mom, this has been a consistent drink of fresh encouragement! I’ve learned so much about how to discern beautiful literature and recognize great authors for children. Every great read I have found over the last few months has been from this podcast. Thank you!!!
I am so addicted to this podcast because of the way it inspires to discover the things that inspire further. I am thankful to find this when our family is young to begin to pave a way of reading aloud as our family grows. The wealth of information goes beyond what I’d imagined I needed. It’s also so comforting to see the evidence of so many families that are on the same track of mind we are! Thank you!!
This podcast is like a balm to my tired mama soul. It has breathed such life and connection into our home. I love the host, Sarah, because she seems so genuine and relatable. I love that she shares her best parenting moments and the real life, not-so-good ones. I have toddler twins and because she has twins too she helps me feel like homeschooling IS possible and that I will survive this stage of having two under foot while I try to homeschool the older kids. Howeve, this podcast is NOT just for homeschooling parents. Every home can be filled with the connection and intelligence that good books bring. This is one of the few podcasts that I subscribe to automatically and have yet to hear an episode that didn’t benefit our family in some way.
The Read Aloud Revival podcast is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in children. It helps adults wanting to relate to kids on multiple levels as teacher , parent, family members or friends. Reading aloud doesn’t take special skills but can be enhanced greatly with the tips and suggestions that the podcast makes. Bravo Sarah!
Love this podcast! Informative and always inspiring. So great!!!
I am a fairly new listener to this podcast, but it is my go-to podcast when I am doing chores or working out. I love all the book recommendations and the practical advice on how to help my kids love reading more. Sarah hosts several authors, illustrators and childhood experts that bring different points of view to the realm of children's literature.
Sarah does a fantastic job of encouraging us to connect with our children (through books)! I have listened to her podcasts for about a year now (& even a lot of her older podcasts) & each one has so much we can grab ahold of to be a better parent!
Need to find a book for your kids? Let Sarah help you @ Read Aloud Revival. Love, love this podcast. Great resources, great motivation, great ideas to help get your kids to fall in love with reading, and it will help you too. I think I've read most of the books Sarah has recommended, she makes them sound so exciting, I have to find out for myself.
A fellow mom introduce me to your podcast about a year ago shortly after I had my fourth child and I felt I had found a kindred spirit. Sarah is delightful and engaging to listen to you and shares my heart for my children and giving them a love of books and learning. I have listened to every podcast and eagerly anticipate each week‘s program and all the great book recommendations which has added great variety to our family reading. I have always loved reading aloud to my children but now I have so much more information as to why it is eternally valuable and important. I also highly recommend both of her books and follow her on Facebook and enjoy reading her podcast and sharing her passion with others!
There are so Many good podcasts out there but I hardly ever miss this one!!! I taught kindergarten, special education, and preschool in the public school setting for 13 years and now stay at home with my three boys. I say almost every week “man, I wish I had known that when teaching.” Sarah feels like a good friend !
I needed a change of pace for my day with the kids and I remembered that I purchased her book Teaching From Rest earlier(which is awesome btw) on Audible. I listened to it again seeking a different perspective in my homeschool day and a better attitude within my heart and hearing her read about connecting with our kids and the meaning of education did just that! I downloaded the podcast and became an instant fan. I couldn’t afford any new books but took her list to our local goodwill and found books for less than a dollar! Made a bookshelf out of some milkcrates and for the first time in three years since I have been homeschooling I felt a bond with my kids! I have three of them ages 7, 4 and 3 and I was so focused on curriculum and just surviving the day that I dreaded getting up in the morning. Listening to her podcast every week and reading her new book Read Aloud Family just keeps me motivated to keep sitting down with them and reading, it’s an instant gratification even though you don’t see an instant reward. It’s not easy but just hearing that I’m not alone in this endeavor keeps me corralling them for our read time as much as I can. And it has truly transformed our days to a more peaceful enjoyable one can’t thank you guys enough!
This podcast gives me great advice and encouragement in every season of raising kids, being a friend to parents with all kids of kids, and a great long view of where we are headed.
I’m always recommending this podcast! Even though I’ve always been a “read-aloud” parent, Sarah provides so many tools, booklists and inspiration to keep doing it. I wish she lived down the street instead of across the country!
Sarah’s podcasts have added so much richness and joy toy home and the relationships I share with my children. I am so grateful for her work and encouragement!
This podcast is so incredibly informative for every parent regardless of schooling. Love this and recommend it fo everyone!
I’ve been listening to this podcast for about four years and it’s one of my favorites. Every time I listen I am encouraged as a mother. I walk away thinking, “If I just sit and read with my kids today and do nothing else, I won’t regret it and I’m doing THE BEST thing for their minds and our relationship.” I tell everyone about this podcast and my personal home library has exploded with books. Thank you Sarah for helping make these years with my kids a reading adventure!
I love this podcast! It has been so encouraging when I feel like maybe reading aloud isn’t worth the trouble. It is full of tips, book suggestions and research to support the impact reading aloud can have! I highly recommend this podcast!
I discovered this podcast about 5 months ago and have listened to all 112 episodes since! I already loved reading to my kids but the inspiration I’ve found here has contributed to a major shift in our family culture and emphasis on books and stories. I am tremendously grateful to Sarah and the rest of her team!
I’m two months into the Read Aloud Revival (including Premium Membership) and couldn’t be more thankful! We all need encouragement even on the best days!
We had already been reading aloud before I came upon this podcast, but Sarah certainly renewed our passion for sharing stories as a family. I love all the helpful tips and reading recommendations she and her guests share- but my favorite are the author interviews! My husband is going to give me premium membership as a Christmas gift this year- though I will have to wait until January to receive it- membership is only open twice a year! Sarah is doing a good work here!
Love listening to this podcast. Great info for readers of any age.
I discovered this podcast at the beginning of summer 2018. I have listened to many of the episodes and I’ve been inspired to read many of Sarah’s recommendations. My teens have gotten on the audiobook bandwagon and it has become a great way for us to connect with each other.
The Read Aloud Revival Podcasts are brilliant! Sarah Mackenzie is not only a delight to listen to, she also brings a wealth of valuable information that will encourage you in your journey of loving reading books aloud with your children. Don't miss out!
I have children who love to read and be read to, so this podcast is a great resource. I love all the great book recommendations and encouragement to invest time and energy into my relationships with my kids.
I love this podcast, and I don't even have kids. I love children's lit and everything to do with enthusiasm for reading, so this podcast has been such a delight.
The RAR podcast is such a delight. I really enjoy each episode. Sarah is wonderful. And so are her guests.


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Such a great podcast to keep me motivated to read to my kids and great book ideas!
Not only fun to listen to but each episode inspires me to spend quality time with my children by reading good books and connecting with them!
has transformed the atmosphere of our home- thank you sarah mackenzie!!
This is my favorite podcast, especially in the stage of my life I'm in right now. Sarah Mackenzie's enthusiasm and warmth, coupled with her passion to help us connect with our children over books is truly inspiring and encouraging. I gain so much for those she interviews, from children book authors to pediatricians! Keep up the great work!
This Podcast is full of wonderful information for any parent. I have always heard “read to your kids.” Sarah explains in so many different ways why this is an essential and meaningful part of parenting. She also has provided me with many tools and ideas to improve my families reading dynamics. The best part is they are tools that are practical and simple to implement. I come away feeling empowered to continue my efforts with my family. I can’t say enough good about this podcast or Sara!
Families this podcast is a must! I can't emphasize this enough. I stumbled across Sarah's podcast through my rabbit trail of researching on homeschooling. I stumbled across Sara's book “Teaching From Rest” which was amazing! As soon as I read it I wanted to hear more from her. I told my wife she had to read this book! She was a bit reluctant at first (I’m a bit of a bibliophile) but she has now read it a half a dozen times and treasures it. Reading aloud to my children was a deep desire I had and while I had already started reading aloud to my boys, I was lost. I am a father of four amazing little guys. My boys are 6, 4, and 2 (twins). The Read-Aloud Revival podcast was perfect for our reading journey. I was lost in a sea of confusion in what to read, when, how, why. Sarah's Read-Aloud podcast was a savior! Short episodes with so many really great fun, practical, and helpful tips. I highly, highly recommend this podcast as well as both of Sarah Mackenzie's books. I was privileged to have the opportunity to be one of the lucky ones to pre-order her Read-Aloud Family. My family and I are deeply indebted to Sarah’s work in her podcast and books.
Yes, this podcast is about reading aloud to your kids but what I take away from it each week is reassurance that I’m doing a good job with my kids and more ideas on how to connect with them even more deeply through reading. I love the tips, interviews with authors of my family’s favorite books and hearing the book recommendations from kids themselves. This is my favorite podcast right now in this season of my life as a parent of two young kids.
This podcast has been such a fun and helpful blessing!! It has encouraged me and gives great helpful tips on family reading, your kids reading, and much more. But mainly it’s a great tool for bonding as a family!
Sarah Mackenzie and the Read Aloud Revival team keep us chugging with inspiration, ideas and delight. I genuinely look forward to listening and find something applicable every time. Thank you,RAR!
A great podcast! Sarah offers a lot of practical advice and encouragement on reading aloud to your kids