I was the kid who stayed up all night reading…

tumblr_mwy7lhfGfX1sx5cz2o1_500Were you that kid, too?

I have fond memories of, if not staying up all night to read, at least staying up pretty darn late! Now that I’m a gray haired woman of a certain age, I feel much better with adequate sleep.  These days, I get a lot of reading done while commuting to work.  Yes, I listen to audio books!

When my three children were younger, driving our mini-van on vacation was often a nightmare of bickering and squabbling until we learned to give each child his or her own “row” in the van!  It meant one parent had to be in the middle row, a small price to pay for peace and quiet.  We listened to audio books as well – it’s amazing how an engaging story can make the drive go smoother and faster.

Kids who love to read will find any way, any time they can to inhale books!  Be the parent who encourages this behavior, whether it’s letting them stay up a little bit late with a book light or flashlight, or listening to an audio book.

For some fantastic listening recommendations, take a look at the 2015 Notable Children’s Recordings from the American Library Association.

Teresa

Teresa

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