With just a few minutes a day, you can make a difference in your child’s life by promoting reading. Vacations give you a little extra time to make this difference.
There are many ways to connect reading with vacations.
- Pack easy reading. Vacation is supposed to be relaxed. Let them succeed and get absorbed in the book that is on their reading level.
- Of course there are wonderful books with cuddly animals to pack.
- Pack comic books, directions for craft projects, and materials.
- Buy three new books in a series, read the first one together.
- Before a family vacation, read about your trip and mark your travel route on a map.
- Visit the library and find books about the place you want to visit. Or search online for information.
- When you are traveling you and your child can explore books about the area.
- If you will be in the car for long trips, rent an audiobook from the library.
- Read aloud to them as you drive, sightsee, visit a museum, or sit on the beach.
- Let your child read all touring information-pamphlets, site maps, information boards, even menus.
- When at a museum, zoo, science center, take extra time to allow and encourage your child to read everything they can about the attraction.
- Investigate child friendly websites that encourage reading.
- Share your princess and pirate’s favorite books while baking cookies.
- Have a day that everyone camps out in the living room and reads.
- Match books with special dinners.
- Share sports books with your little athlete after you see a game.
- Reading a book then sharing the movie that is made from the book.
- Tuck joke books into backpacks.
- You can share your favorite book from your childhood.
- Find out what interests your child on vacation, and then, visit the library, online, get magazines anything for your child to read.
It's not hard to help your children keep their interest in reading and learning during the vacations, just tap into what they enjoy and build their reading material around that passion.
Vacations are the perfect time to devour books with your child, and introduce the love of reading simply for pleasure.