I have two kids at home. One is a 6-year old Kindergartener and the other a 3-year old pre-schooler. My favorite time of day is snuggling up with each and reading a bedtime story. Sometimes I read to each separately, other times I read with one and my husband reads with the other, and still other times, we listen all together. Do you still read bedtime stories?
Even if you have a reader at home, bedtime stories are a great way to spend some memorable time with your little/big ones. Even big kids can benefit from being read aloud to. Many great books are written at levels that are above a child’s reading level but contain material that are directed to the interest of younger read
For example, did you know that Charlotte’s Web is written at a level of a 4th grader but most interests kids in 2nd or 3rd grade? Or perhaps the popular Dork Diary series that is written at a 6th-7th grade level but appeals to 3rd-4th graders? There are so many, many more and my point is that you can read these books to your big readers. It’s a great way to model what readers do and have nice chats about what’s happening in the story. So grab a book, blanket, and loved one and enjoy your time together.