There’s no doubt that by the time the Christmas holidays come around, children need a break from school. Many families use the holidays to relax and forget about the routines they have during the school term. However, there’s one practice that kids don’t need a break from – and that’s reading.
It’s easy in the early school years to think of reading as schooling, so when the holidays arrive, books are forgotten too. Unfortunately, young readers can lose their new reading skills if they don’t keep practicing over the long school holiday period. These early years of school, and the development of reading skills, take time and consistency.
It’s essential to maintain regular reading habits, even over the holidays, but this can be done with fun. In fact, the school holidays are the perfect time to rediscover a love for reading, with a range of books you might not have time to read during the busy school term.
Make reading fun again these holidays. Leave the early readers behind and grab hold of some books that will have your children saying, ‘one more time’.
Here are five funny, fun books that will continue to develop those early reading skills in children and will encourage a love of reading over the holidays – in both children, and their parents.
In the current climate of uncertainty surrounding school closures and access to books, Hachette Australia will be granting free permissions for online story-time events for those areas in a local lockdown.