Rest, Relax and Read!

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Molly

Photograph of laughing child with a bookHooray! Summer is almost here! Whether you and your family plan to spend the next few months traveling to exotic places, basking on a tropical beach or simply enjoying the occasional backyard BBQ, summer is the best time to rest, relax and read. For this reason, books are as essential as sunscreen.

But with so many books to choose from, selecting something to read can be challenging, especially for children. When this happens, some adult guidance can go a long way. One fun way parents can help is by suggesting a theme. Pick out books with your kids on topics such as animals, sports, nature, camping or travel. Be creative!

“Opposites” is a theme that I particularly like to use. In this case, have your children look for two books, each with opposite words in the titles. Some examples you might consider are–up and down, in and out, north and south or rich and poor. To get you started, here’s a list of books I came up with using the opposites hot and cold.

Here are some “hot” and “cold” selections for younger readers:

Older kids will enjoy these “hot” and “cold” titles: 

Author: Molly

Avid reader, hiker and writer, who is thrilled to be working at the library!