Take a break with read alouds

You have read all the books in your house several times already.

You have downloaded free ebooks. You have read them thousands of times already as well.

You love reading to your child, you love the cuddles, the exploring, the giggles, and the wonders.

But there are days, where you can’t keep the balance between working from home and entertaining your kids. Where you need a break after a long and exhausting day. Sometimes, you need a couple of minutes for yourself.

I know that the guilt is hitting you hard when you try to take your well-deserved break. When you try to enjoy this cup of coffee without a rush and then have a look at your kids that are missing already so much. Their school, their friends, their grandparents, the playgrounds… so many things. And you ask yourself if you shouldn’t read another book with them instead of doing this ONE thing for you.

Take your break. Enjoy your cup of coffee.

Let your kids immerse themselves into wonderful read alouds that many children’s book authors are sharing those days. They will have fun, they will get inspired, they can increase their reading skills and you can take a few deep breaths.

Here are some fun, magical, and colorful stories for your kids to give you some minutes just for yourself. You deserve it.


Just click on the image or the book title to watch the YouTube video.

Hootie Lou – song and read aloud

Hootie Lou is a fun and rhyming interactive story for all readers, but especially kids who are just learning their ABCs.


The Ruffington Dog Show

Four contestants compete for top dog at The Ruffington Dog Show, but when one performer falls out of line, will anyone break rank to save her?


Ruby the Rainbow Witch

Ruby the Rainbow Witch along with her rainbow dress, picture-perfect hat, and swirly-whirly wand goes on a wonderful whirly walk and shows us how to make every day a picture-perfect rainbow day.


Cami Kangaroo Has Too Many Sweets

Cami Kangaroo loves sweets. In fact, she can’t stop thinking about them. Even after Mommy catches her eating from a bucket of ice cream, she still finds ways to sneak them. Will she ever be able to listen?


Goggles The Bear Who Dreamed Of Flying

Everyone tells him he is too little to fly, but he always wears flying goggles just in case they change their minds, which is why all his family call him ‘Goggles’. Then one day, he discovers a BIG SECRET that means his dream might just come true…


Save the Ocean

Save the Ocean has a heartwarming lesson of recycling and conservation that will stay with the reader for a lifetime.


Save the Bees

Take a journey with a bee & two inquisitive children to discover the importance of pollinators!


Leo Goes Home

Not everyone knows that cats are actually aliens from space! They have been on Earth so long, even some cats don’t remember. Leo Goes Home isn’t a classic fairy tale. It’s an out of this world story about cats and outer space.


B is for Breathe

From the letter A to the letter Z, B is for Breathe celebrates the many ways children can express their feelings and develop coping skills at an early age.


The Power in Me

Are your thoughts in a tizzy? Doubts making you dizzy? Tell those feelings to shoo, with the power in you! Young or old, we all have problems that weigh on our minds. Learn how to keep your cool and control your thoughts on even the toughest days with this delightful book about the power of breath.


High in the Sky

High in the Sky is a bouncy, fun-to-read-aloud story about a child whose solution to boredom and restlessness is riding on a tire swing.


Yahooty Who?

Yahooty takes us all to our happy place of imagination and childhood fantasy. Search for Yahooty each and everyday and re-discover what playtime is all about!


Invisible Scribble

Join invisible on a journey full of friendship, kindness, and wonder as he discovers the beauty inside himself!


Storytime with Dr. Lisa

YouTube channel with 2 minute videos for the little ones.

Did you have your break? I’d love to read about it in the comments! laughing

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