Read on the run for summer fun
Pediatricians recommend reading to your child at least fifteen minutes a day. But if you have a toddler or an active youngster, finding a calm 15 minutes can seem like a large task. This is especially true in the summer when so many activities compete for a youngsters' time. Now is a great time to read on the run. Keep a few short books on hand, in the basket of the tricycle or in the beach bag. You can read one while you put on sunscreen or wait for the water in the kiddie pool to warm up. A book of nursery rhymes or poems works well, too. If you read for one minute at a time, every time you re-hydrate, you'll easily get in those 15 minutes a day.