The summer holidays are the perfect time to inspire children with a love of books and maybe catch up on a bit of reading yourself. Here are The Positive Parenting Project’s recommendations for your summer reading:
If you are only going to read one thing about parenting this month, check out this list of the best parenting advice for thinking parents to help you make a wise choice.
If you think you’ve got no chance of getting your teenage son to read a book these holidays then you’ll love these high adrenalin books guaranteed to tear teens away from technology!
For 7-12 year-olds
If you’re fed up of buying trashy comics with throwaway plastic toys and want to sneak in some education, I recommend Amazing! magazine. Or try these suggestions for books to make boys love reading.
For little ones
Books are a great vehicle for prompting discussions and introducing new ideas to young children. So if playing on the beach is throwing up awkward questions about bodies, bits and where babies come from, you will definitely want this list of books for talking to children about sex, bodies and relationships. Or if tantrums and big feelings are spoiling your holiday, then this list of books for talking to young children about emotions is a must-have.
For starting school
Check out this lovely selection of starting school books to introduce new starters to their new routine and allay any worries and fears.
Princesses don’t have to be pathetic – here is my selection of books for 2-6 year olds that feature sassy princesses, with attitude and intelligence, perfect books for raising confident girls.
Tired of children’s books full of macho men and naughty boys? Try these picture books with counter-cultural images of men as caring, emotional, gentle and patient – ideal for raising empathetic boys.
For kids who won’t read books at all….
If getting your child to read is like pulling teeth? Why not try these ideas for boosting reading skills without reading books!