Welcome, y’all! Big Books, Little Ears is here to help you read aloud to your kids!
If you’re interested in reading aloud to young kids, no-prep activities, and sharing your faith with your family, you’ll feel right at home here.
What will you get out of this?
Do you look at your phone too much? Are you turning to social media to escape the boredom of mom-ing little kids, but then you feel guilty that you wasted yet another day with them? Do you want to pass on your faith, but feel overwhelmed at just doing the necessary stuff to keep everyone alive?
Yeah, me too.
Take heart! You can be present and be intentional even though your kids are SO little!!
The answer is chapter books!
Illustrated chapter books are the springboard to connecting! They allow us to have big conversations with our kids. Plus, it’s the ULTIMATE no-prep activity!
This is what you can expect here:
- Super picky and detailed book reviews from a Christian mom
- Lists of books to read aloud or read yourself
- No-prep activities for all ages
- Other handy tips and tricks for raising decent kids
- Sarcasm (but not on this list)
- A popular newsletter where TONS of moms get weekly book recommendations in their inbox on Sundays
New to the Book Life?
If you’re BRAND NEW to reading chapter books aloud, start here: How to Read Aloud to Your Toddler (Yes, Your TODDLER!)
Before you check out the many curated book lists for reading aloud, make sure that you agree with How I Decide a Book is Good!
Who am I?
My name is Kristin Wynalda, and I read to my kids a lot. Then I write about it on the internet.
That’s it. That’s literally all I do.
I kid, I kid. I also do just a ridiculous amount of laundry. I make my husband and three kids food roughly seventeen times a day. I do church activities. I hide in the bathroom and scroll through Pinterest. I volunteer in our community. I binge watch reality TV. I do the other bajillion things that fill up my to-do list.
One of the main things I do, though, is read to my kids. Honestly, I never planned to do the stay at home mom thing. I thought it was a wonderful, noble calling…for other people. Then we had a few kids, and some stuff happened in our family, and have you ever priced day care? So, now I stay home.
It’s the best. Seriously, I love it.
Right now, that is. In a couple hours we could all be on the floor crying because I gave one of them the wrong colored sippy cup and said no more snacks until dinner. I’ll text my husband telling him to start looking for a nanny because I am going back to work tomorrow and he best be on board.
Really, though, most of the time it’s great. One of my favorite things to do with my kids is read chapter books. I hope y’all join me!
If you want to know more about me or Big Books, Little Ears, make sure to join the tons of other moms signed up for my weekly email newsletter called Shelf Control, check out the Frequently Asked Questions, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.