Monday, November 8, 2010

It's a Date

Instead of a play date, try making a reading date for your child and one of his friends. Better yet, if his mother, father, or caretaker can join you, it can be fun to share favorite books and take turns reading. It is also a way for your child to get to know another child better or for you to spend some time with another adult you'd like to get to know. Keep it light and friendly. And when the reading is over, your children may want to play together. The read date can work well for homeschoolers. Plan an afternoon story time to get together with other families who may look forward to a little gathering. What a great way to socialize and maybe even discover a new favorite book.


  1. I'm now following you from bloggy moms! I would love for you to stop by and follow me too at (my mainstream mom blog) and/or (my fictionally based fairy blog just for fun!)


  2. What a great idea! Following from bloggy moms. Swing by and say hello if you get a chance:

  3. I totally agree with Andrea! What a great idea! We love to read here at our home. We are apart of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the kids get books in the mail until they are 5. They love getting their new book every month and it soon becomes our favorite book for the next month. :)

    Also following you from Bloggy Moms.


  4. Thanks for that idea, Erin. It got me thinking about a new post . . .


  5. this is a great idea. I think i will do a christmas book next time i have a get together for the kids. I love your blog. I am your newest follower:)

  6. I love that idea of doing a theme reading. Let me know how it goes!


What I think . . .

There are all kinds of readers. Some—like my daughter and me—are never without a book to read for pleasure. Others—like my son—are careful, analytical, and curious readers who read primarily to seek information from the page.

No matter what kind of reader your child becomes, you can help him or her get started. After all, you are your child’s first teacher. And, best of all, you can have some fun in the process.

Please feel free to share your own ideas. Tell me about ways you've enjoyed reading with your child.

Madeline Boskey, Ph.D.