Thursday, November 18, 2010

Traveling for Thanksgiving?

If you have plans to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, be sure pack some of your preschooler's favorite books. If you encounter delays on trains or planes or find yourself stalled in traffic, whipping out a beloved book can keep your child entertained. You might even consider packing a new book as a surprise. The combination of familiarity and novelty might be just right to keep your preschooler engaged . . . and reduce stress for everyone.


  1. I'm constantly reading to my little ones. They really love books. What do you think of the TAG? I purchased one for my son for Christmas, to help him read to his baby sister.

    Have a beautiful day!

  2. I think that any products that help make reading fun are worth trying out. From what I know of the TAG, it should lead to a lively reading experience. I love that it is interactive. That helps engage children. Please let me know how it works out!

  3. Hi from Bloggy Moms. You're on my blogroll! I'm a big reader, but DH isn't. Hopefully Sweet T will take after her mommy. ;)

  4. Following from Bloggy Moms - love to see you at BabyDealsDujour


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.