SMMART READING: READING SCHEDULES
So, when do you set the time aside to read with your kids? I am wondering what your schedules usually include, and what triggers help you to make sure you are reading with your children.
An automatic trigger in our family is that we read books before naps and before bedtime. When we get a new load of library books, we also read scattered throughout the day since we want to explore the new books and see what stories lie inside.
I also like to switch up the books that we keep in the car. New books make for semi-quiet car rides.
We keep a basket of seasonal books on the floor beside each bed...I update the books each season/holiday/birthday time so that they're easy to grab and we know just where those special books are so we can easily read them in anticipation of a special day.
I often lay a book out on my child's bed for her to find while she's playing in her room.
Any other ideas?