It can be tricky finding time to keep up with reading during the school holidays, especially over the Christmas break when there’s lots of family and friends to visit, pantomimes to watch, Christmas movies on TV and so much food to eat!
Making time to read each day doesn’t have to be a chore. For starters, reading is everywhere, whether it’s street signs on the way to Gran’s house or a recipe for mince pies! Encouraging children to say what they see is a fun way to keep reading fresh.
It’s good to make sure your child has a space to read, and a fun thing to do in the holidays is build a den that they can crawl into with their favourite book. It’s important to let them choose what they want to read. Having lots of different books and magazines on display in the house, in an easy to reach place, will encourage them to help themselves and not feel intimidated by reading.
Why not make a holiday scrap book, or keep a diary for the week? They could even try drawing a cartoon description of their holidays. It’s worth taking a trip to your local library, signing up and seeing if they have any reading schemes that might interest you.
Children spend a lot of time online now. The advantage of this is they are always having to read there too! Here at Boolino we have a selection of books that have accompanying activity sheets so you can have a look online, find a book that you like, download the sheets and have fun bringing the books to life.
Whatever you do this holiday, we hope you all have lots of fun! We’d love to hear any ideas you have so don’t forget to comment below.
The Boolino Team