Although I have waxed poetic about the importance of reading with my own kid, let’s be honest; luring them away from shiny tablet screens and video game consoles can be difficult. Through trial and error (much trial… much error) I have learned that the easiest way to get a kid to do something they aren’t interested in is to… well… make it more interesting. Sometimes that’s as easy as turning reading into a bit of a game. “How many bunnies do you think are on this page? I think… ten. How many do you think?” Sometimes you’ve got to get the heavy hitters involved. Glitter glue is usually the one that works for me.
Alongside my children’s book reviews, I will try to include activities or project ideas you can use to tempt your little one over to The Literary Side. The books and activities included will be geared toward a variety of ages, from tiny tots (6 months – 2 years) all the way up to school-aged kids.
All of that being said, I understand the existential dread of working on an elaborate project with your child when all you’d like is a shot of whiskey and a nap. I’ll include activities that require various levels of involvement, so whether you’re feeling like the “I’ve Been Browsing Lots of Pinterest” mom or the “Can I Inject Coffee Directly Into My Bloodstream?” mom, I’ve got you covered.
If you have any suggestions for books or activities I’d love to hear them!
Children’s Book Reviews
(Categorized alphabetically by last name of author)
Disclaimer: I am not paid or compensated in any way to write reviews. As an Amazon Affiliate, I receive a small percentage (like… you’d need a microscope to see it) of any book purchased through a link you use on my website. Any accumulated pennies will be used to fund my book obsession so I can keep reading (and writing about reading) instead of folding the laundry for years to come.