I also experimented with combining outdoor time with my family and reading. I packed a picnic lunch, grabbed a few of our favorite fall and nature themed books and headed to the park. I was a little apprehensive; I had no idea if the kids would actually sit still and listen. But they did and we still had plenty of time for running around. It was such a fun morning.
|My son wanted to sit in the stroller while we read.|
Here are a few more ideas for making reading enjoyable for your kids:
- Let them pick out the books. Obvious, but important. Activities are always more fun when you feel like you have a choice.
- Reread the book as many times as they want. This gets a little tiresome, I know, but the important thing is that your kids are being read to.
- Find interactive books. The book in the first picture is called Make Your Own Sound Book: Forest Adventures. We have so much fun making animal sounds and putting the book up to our faces.
- Make it a group activity. We go the library every week with friends and both my kids love it. We even play outside with everyone after story time.