I’ve always been a big book reader and since tablets have become so popular, I read books at a crazy rate. But it’s a healthy habit so I’m working on passing it down to my kids. As summer approaches, the kids might not feel like reading as much but we have ways to make summer reading fun around our house!
3 Ways to Make Summer Reading Fun
Book Club Playdate
This is an easy idea for kids of all ages. Of course, if your kids are older, you might just want to call it a book club. It’s easy though! Choose a book that’s appropriate for your child’s age and then invite some friends over to a themed playdate! You can make cookies that go with the book or do a craft project that goes along with the story!
A Book & A Movie
Pair a new book with the movie version. Or with younger kids, get a book inspired by the movie. First read the book together and then watch the movie together! Then you can chat about which you liked better. You can also talk about similarities and differences between the two versions.
For younger kids, Disney movies are great choices. There are so many books inspired by the movies that will catch their attention!
Although we read paper books every night before bed, Weston does love looking at books on his tablet. Since we do love Disney around here, Disney Story Central is the perfect way for him to enjoy digital stories on the go!
Disney Story Central
Disney Story Central is designed to encourage kids to develop their love for reading. It has customizable areas for each family member with personalized recommendations and books for readers of all levels! We love that you can browse by favorite characters too! There is really something for everyone!
One of the best things about Disney Story Central is that it’s available at home or on the go. We use it on our desktop computer and on the kids’ iPads. Justin even has the app on his iPhone in case we need emergency distractions for the kids!
It came in handy on a recent trip to the doctor’s office when Weston wasn’t happy with the fact that Carrigan was getting a shot!
You can sign up for the monthly subscription and get unlimited access to the Disney Story Central library for $7.99 a month! Or buy tokens for your child to spend on new books!
Tell me how you encourage your kids to keep reading during the summer!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.