Fa-la-la-la Learning: How to Encourage Kids to Read During Christmas Break! by Holly Budde

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8 months ago
Fa-la-la-la Learning: How to Encourage Kids to Read During Christmas Break!

One way I keep my kids reading during the holidays is to have a new book (bought or from the library) for each kid the day they're dismissed. I tell them that Santa will give them a special stocking stuffer for finishing the book. Just remember:

  • Keep the book short and at the appropriate level so they can finish.
  • Make sure in the holiday rush you give them time to actually read it.

My kids love the quiet time and break from the holiday chaos. The special stocking stuffer? A new book, of course! This is a simple way to promote the love of reading at a young age.

Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Longstocking $6
The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever $6
The don't miss, laugh-out-loud Christmas favorite!
A Giraffe and a Half
A Giraffe and a Half $12
Shel Silverstein's riotous rhyming picture book about a boy and his giraffe was published the same year as his famous tale "The Giving Tree."
Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs
Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs $10
It's one, two, three strikes, you're out, as the Cream Puffs seek sweet revenge!
Stargirl
Stargirl $10
A modern-day classic and New York Times bestseller that celebrates the power of individuality and personal expression from beloved Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli.
Miss Rumphius
Miss Rumphius $8
Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation.

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