It may be the most wonderful time of the year but, truth be told, it can also be a wee bit stressful. After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over — the last holiday recital attended, the last card mailed, and the last present wrapped — you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. And that’s just when your kids will no doubt be looking at you, wondering what they should do. One of my most crafty solutions to the age-old problem of the holiday lull is, shockingly enough, a great read. I like to take advantage of mandatory family time and choose a book that will entertain everyone, adults included. My all-time favorite family read-aloud is, of course, Harry Potter. But since I’m the only one in my family who is willing to start all over with Book One, I have to let it go.
If you are looking for a read aloud for your own family during the holidays, here is a list of StorySnoops favorites. They include books from various genres — from fantasy to realistic fiction — so there should be something for everyone. Choose one or two and take advantage of the quiet moments, even if they are few. Maybe even start a new tradition. Reading aloud to my family during the holidays is an activity I will always treasure.
Happy Holiday Reading!