Sticking to Bedtime and Reading in the Summer
It’s summer time. Have you fallen off the bedtime reading path? Truth be told I can be as bad as the kiddos. Just as much as they don’t want to cut off the TV and read I don’t want to end my binge watching of Veep to read to them either. But do it I must. It’s like eating veggies and drinking plenty of water. We have certain rules or traditions that help to keep us on the reading path (reluctant days or not):
- We start at least 15-20 minutes before bedtime.
- We alternate reading in different kids bedrooms.
- Absolutely no TV, iPad or even phone. (If the house phone rings I ignore that too.)
- The resident teenager has to cut off all devices and read in her room when we start reading.
Got a certain book in mind this summer and you’re counting the summer moments carefully? Find out how long it really will take to read certain books:
(Infographic from PersonalCreations.com)