Since we use Sonlight with our 5 children, there is lots of read-aloud time each school-day. It’s a very enjoyable time for both mom and kids. Depending on the day and the books, we will read for 1-2 hours in the afternoon.
The kids are allowed to do something quiet with their hands while I read. Their choices vary: drawing, coloring, building, sewing, knitting, etc.
Here’s a sample of last week’s projects during our read-aloud time:
The older girls have finished many projects during our reading time, and the little kids are able to sit still and listen while their hands are busy. Almost daily, I am asked to read “just a little more!”