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Did you Remember to Pack… Small Format Picture Books?

Posted on August 25th, 2011 by Carolyn Hart

Whether heading off on a camping trip, a ski weekend or a family vacation, we ought to put small format picture books at the top of our packing list. Wherever we’re going or whatever we’ll be doing while we’re away, we should be able to find reading material to fit the bill
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Keep in mind that when you choose to read bedtime stories while on holiday, you are giving your child very positive messages about reading. “Books are so special, we always make a place for them in our suitcase. We get to have extra stories when we’re on holiday because holidays are a time for treats!”

If, on the other hand, we skip reading while on holiday, our children might decide ‘reading is work’ and to be avoided if possible.

My guess is, once you discover small format picture books, you will be addicted. Most cost less than $5.00 and can be tucked into a birthday card, Christmas stocking or your own purse with relative ease.

Now, back to thinking about vacations. My experience has been that the stories we share while on holiday become intertwined with the happy memories and part of a family history.



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