Rainy Day Reads!
When it’s raining out, it’s nice to cuddle up and read a book with your child. It’s something both my son and I enjoy. There is something calming about reading together while the rain drums a soothing rhythm on the roof outside.
Reading to your child is the single most important activity you can do to develop his literacy skills and foster a lifelong love for reading. The Children’s Reading Foundation recommends reading to your child at least 20 minutes a day.
Here are a few reads my son and I have enjoyed together that’s perfect for the rainy weather.
This is a good book for toddlers and even preschoolers. It’s big, bright, and colorful and kids will enjoy pulling the tabls and turning the wheels to see snow, rain, or a rainbow. My son loves Maisy, a character created by British illustrator Lucy Cousins. Most Maisy board books are interactive, with lift-the-flap or pull-tab pages. While board books cost a bit, my son and I have collected quite a few from Booksale!
This book is about boy named Little Bill (a character in Nick Jr.) who is disappointed because he cannot play outdoors with his friend because it’s raining. But he and his friend ended up having a great time indoors when they started using their imagination. It’s a great lesson about conquering boredom through imagination. It’s something kids need to learn. Again, this is another Booksale find!
My 5 year old learned about evaporation along with Pooh and Piglet. The book teaches simple scientific facts by incorporating these in the story. It made it easier for my son to understand what is actually an abstract concept. This book is available in National Bookstore and Toy Kingdom for less than P100.00.
Make it a habit to read together everyday!