Be ready to combat the inevitable cries of “I’m bored!” that come when school-aged kids are home for the holidays. Everyone can join in early literacy activities, especially older siblings who can read to the little ones. Visit the library for scheduled story times, or check out boredom-busting books like this one by Michael Ian Black:
Our library shelves are also full of titles that cover holiday traditions and almost any other topic imaginable. And if gift-giving is a part of your holiday plan, be sure to build up your child’s personal library by adding books to their wish lists!