1. Celebrate Reading, Celebrate Libraries
Watch this video for ideas from our editor in chief on how to add extra fun to reading!
2. Solve a Puzzle
The Dewey Decimal System won’t be much help in finding these hidden objects, but your kids' super sleuthing sure will! After solving the puzzle, ask them to name three things they love about the library.
3. Read a Story
Libraries come in all shapes and sizes. In this story, Mateo makes a contact-free library for the kids in his neighborhood.
4. Play Classic Family Games
Libraries have more than just books! Some libraries offer board games, musical instruments, tools, and more. Together with your kids, make your own “Library of Things” at home, starting with dominoes, jacks, and other items needed to play these ridiculously fun, old-school games.
5. Make Baobab Tree Bookends
Every library needs somewhere to store the books. Your kids can make these creative bookends to keep your home library—or their desks—organized.
6. Do Something for Others
Reading together is a great way to connect, even when you’re far apart. Try these ideas or come up with your own.
7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It
Invite your child to pick one or both of these prompts. Then record, document, or save his creative work. Can’t get enough? Here are even more reading-inspired questions for your bookworm.
What are your kids reading these days? Have your kids send us a photo of them reading their fave of the moment, a drawing of a book cover they created, or a poem about their favorite book character. We’d love to see them on HighlightsKids.com!