All 3 of my children are different when it comes to reading. But they all agree on one thing – any excuse for a party (especially at bedtime) is exciting!
We joined Scholastic and created our own Pajama Jams Reading Party. You can browse that site for more information, it is SO much fun!
I told my kids if they got their pajamas on, I’d let them choose their own party experience. I suggested we build a fort and use flashlights in the dark. Turns out, that kept them playing with the flashlights and ignoring their books. So I had to split up my kids and the fort never happend. (What can you expect from a 7, 5 and 3 year old?)
Lizzie is very independent, and an introvert. She immediately grabbed her school reading book and snuggled under the covers in her top bunk. She loves reading to herself, at her own pace.
Now David is all about forts and flashlights – and he loves listening to me read to him! So he picked out his favorite books (Where the Wild Things Are is always requested!) and got in bed. We turned off the lights and read the books in the dark.
Lucy was more difficult. When she heard the word “party” she begged for a tea party! I agreed to do one quick tea party with her if she picked out some of her favorite books to read after the tea party. She picked out “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can you” because she has that book basically memorized at this point.
All three of my children had a different bedtime book party. The goal of “Reading in the Dark” by Scholastic is to encourage parents to read with their kids in fun new ways. That site has a ton of age-specific resources and ideas, definitely check it out.
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