Our Fall Read Aloud Tradition


Every fall my husband has created a special tradition of reading the same book out loud to our children. They have grown to love it, and look forward to it every year.

The book he reads is “Stories of the Pilgrims” by Margaret Pumphrey. Christian Liberty Press publishes it. We love this book for elementary age, as it keeps our children’s attention and has questions to ask them at the end of each chapter.

Sean started this tradition five years ago, so our oldest was only 5 at the time. While this should totally be a family read aloud, over half the time I’m not in the room when he does this with the children. I’m either doing the dinner dishes, or doing business work. It’s grown to be my  quiet time in the evening, but I’m wanting to work hard this year at being in the living room with them.

With all the distractions and interruptions that life can bring, it is best to start this book in October, and then we normally finish it up right before December 1, when we start reading Christmas books.

I love that our children will have memories of this book every fall! What is even more special is that Sean than puts a play on with the children for Thanksgiving, and it is always centered around the characters they have read in this book. I’m normally enlisted as a pilgrim mother in the play. 🙂

What fall books do you like to read?

9 Comments on Our Fall Read Aloud Tradition {Day 18}

  1. What are the stories like? Funny? Serious? I can’t find this version on Amazon at all. So if I placed an order for it, I’ll have to get it from CBD and pay shipping… Bummer. I’d like to know a little more about it if you have anything to tell…

  2. I just saw that book in a catalog last night. Thought that it looked like a good one. Thanks for the recommendation. We are reading through the Moody Family book series right now at lunch. There is a book to go with each season so it is fun to follow this family throughout the year.

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