There is a new children's book available that is a treasure. It's called, Biff and Becka's Stupendous Vacation. This Examiner received an e-copy through Booksneeze.com for review, in exchange for only an honest review. This story is really fun to read. It is perfect for a young reader who is at chapter book level. It is a sweet, innocent and wholesome story that parents will find to be refreshing. It also offers many helpful and fun ideas for creating your own staycation.
The story teaches life lessons about how to not only adapt to unexpected wrenches thrown into long-awaited plans, but to find treasure along the way. It also throws in tidbits about real historic and scientific facts. As you read, your kids will learn truth and facts they may otherwise find boring. At the end of the book, there are helpful guide questions that correspond with each chapter.
In the book, the family has to abruptly change plans to go on a beach vacation, after the dad gets a reduction in salary. They end up coming together as a family and sharing a staycation by camping out in their own back yard and going on adventures that are close by the house. The story has several twists in it that, in the end, lead to a surprise treasure ending.
Following are five fun and frugal staycation ideas for families to take part in within the St. Louis area.