Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June READER Time - Something for the Whole Family to Enjoy

Something For the Whole Family to Enjoy!

Summer is well underway here at My Homeschool Tale!  We have completed all of our regular schoolwork for the year; we have set aside our workbooks and math cd's, we have shelved our history and science.  We are turning our time and attention to the beautiful sunshine outside, picking sweet strawberries from our garden, and watching the butterflies hatching in our butterfly house, we are enjoying some leisure time and diving into some organizational projects.  And we have already kicked-off our summer break with a road trip! 

I love road trips!  Whether it includes overnight stays, or is a one day kind of thing!  I love going on little adventures with my family.  Learning new things along the way, seeing some amazing sites, experiencing a variety of activities......I love it! 

A little washed out, but everyone is smiling! 
Our boat ride on one of the Great Lakes!

So what does any of this have to do with READER time?  Well, when your all piled in the family car and your destination is a few (or several) hours away, you need something to do to pass the time.  You see where I'm going with this, right?!  We certainly can't waste all that time staring at electronic devises {otherwise we end up with zombie-eyed children when we arrive at our destination}. 

So for our first summer road trip of the year, we planned ahead.  We had been wanting to go through the whole Narnia series with our children, and we thought we might all enjoy them as audiobooks.  Especially, after April's READER Time post about audiobooks!  So we purchased this collection:


My husband is the only one of us that has read the entire series.  We had read a book or two from the series to our oldest 2 children several years back.  And we have all enjoyed the movies that are quite charming, but don't always follow the books.  We felt that listening to the audio version would be a sure way to make sure we got through the whole set and would be a fun way for us all to enjoy these stories. 

Well, we are already one book into the series as a result of that first road trip.  I didn't think we would finish a whole book, but the kids couldn't get enough!  I'm a little sorry that we didn't bring the cd's for the second book along!

We are also pairing this series with A Family Guide to Narnia: Biblical Truths in C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia by Christin Ditchfield.


I love the way this book is set up chapter by chapter of each book in the Narnia series.  I am very excited to dive into it.  And I am looking forward to the conversations that are sure to be sparked!

We've had some absolutely beautiful weather that I wouldn't want to wish away, but I have thought that a rainy day might find us lounging inside with our minds far away on an adventure in Narnia!

Hoping you can join us on our Narnia adventure this summer!  Or maybe you have some other plans for reading that includes your whole family - I'd love to hear about them!

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