Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Travel Souvenirs

If you travel for business or even if you are taking a vacation that does not include your preschooler, it is likely that you think about bringing home a gift for your child. Make it a book. If you can find a book about the place you visited, so much the better. (In fact, you can even purchase it ahead of time . . . ) And while you are away, pick up a postcard of your travel destination to use as a bookmark at home. Bringing home a book sends your child the message that you thought about him while you were away. It also communicates to him that you consider the giving of a book to be a loving gesture.


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  2. newest follower from the hop look forward to reading more great posts

  3. These are all really great tips! Great to find you on voiceboks:)

  4. Madeline,
    So great to come across this blog. You give such practical ideas, especially for reading with little ones. Definitely a blog to follow. :-)

  5. What a great idea! My kids always loved to read when they were little, and that has continued even now that they are in college!

    Following you from VoiceBoks!~Lisa
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  6. Love your blog, great tips! Following you now from bloggy moms, you can find me at

  7. Greetings .. How are you ? I found you off of VB Hop! I wish my kids where into a lot of reading, but I guess they take after me :( .. lol

    When you get a chance, Please stop by and say HI.

    Have a GREAT day

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  8. Hi there! I'm your newest follower!

    My hubby and I always bring our {almost} four year old a postcard back from where ever we go. She loves it. It gives her a chance to see the places we have been and then when we talk about it she a picture to go with the story.

  9. I think that buying a book on a vacation is a great idea! I love reading with my little man. It's a great bonding experience and I think he learns a lot!

    I'm following you through the voiceboks blog hop. I am currently running my very first giveaway for a baby blanket. I would love if you would enter it to either keep for yourself or give to a friend! It only takes a minute to enter and I really want my first giveaway to be successful! I hope you'll check it out!


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.