Friday, September 7, 2012
Let's Celebrate Father's Day with Books!
Schedule a reading picnic into your day. Share some of the kids' favourite books with a read-aloud session. Later, as a special treat, Dad gets to lie down under a shady tree and read whatever he wants. Sublime!
Choosing gifts for Father's Day can be tricky. After all, how many pairs of socks can a man wear? Brainwave: Hone in on Dad's special interest, then buy a book instead:
If Dad is a martial arts enthusiast, buy a set of the Samurai Kids books. These are active and fun, a real treat for Dad to read aloud as a serial for the whole family.
If Dad likes star gazing, buy him I Spy Dad, a lovely picture book to share with little ones.
If Dad is a keen fisherman, he probably has a million bait boxes and rods. So buy him There Was an Old Sailor, a great picture book I'll bet he will get a kick out of reading aloud to the kids.
There you have it, folks, forget socks and BBQ aprons this year. Buy Dad a book to read to your kids. Socks lose themselves in the washing machine and BBQ aprons get singed, but the gift of reading lasts forever.