7 Essential Summer Reads to Pack Along for Your Child
Reading is a habit that often gets overlooked and while the educational system does not really enforce reading at a young age, the repercussions only show up later on in life when one needs to actively communicate. Developing interpersonal skills, managing meetings, coordination and effectively communicating with people are skills that one needs to learn from an early age. All these skills get extremely enhanced and easily honed only when you read sufficiently, especially, the right kind of books. The summer is a great time to introduce your children to the joy of reading.
Most kids have 2-month long summer holidays and families tend to book vacations during these times. While you may have already planned your vacation, have you ever given a thought to the kind of books you can read while travelling? What you can read and the books that your children will enjoy will be drastically different and this is exactly why we decided to suggest a short list of books that your children should be reading as you take that trip!
• The Harry Potter Series
When it comes to fantasy fiction, Harry Potter is a clear winner. This is a series that every child will grow to love and reading it to your kids while on the train or the plane can be a whole new experience altogether. Start with the first book for this summer, you can also let them watch the movie on a tab or the laptop if you plan to carry one. The Club Mahindra resorts have ample space to lounge and watch a movie or read.
A very popular story in Children’s literature of all times, this is a book that children love and relate to, the protagonist being a child. The illustrations in the book keep them occupied and happy. Set in a school, this a novel that kids truly enjoy reading.
• The BFG
Another novel by Roald Dahl, the writer of Matilda, this is a book that your child must read in his school days. It is just as important to teach your children the power of imagination and this is a book about a friendly giant who has super human hearing and immense speed. His primary occupation is the collection and distribution of good dreams to children. This is a positive, imaginative novel that will broaden your child’s imagination.
• Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a satirical realistic fiction comedy novel for children and teenagers written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. It is the first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The book is about a boy named Greg Heffley and his attempts to become popular in middle school. This is a book that will prove to extremely relatable to children who are in middle school or high school. The book talks about the various challenges the boy faces as he tries to fit in and how he tries to handle them creatively.
• The Travel Book
Often when we take a vacation, we fail to realise that there exist numerous possibilities to engage the mind beyond what we see and experience when we are outdoors. A great example of enhancing the travel for your children is to introduce them to material that they can read and absorb before or while you are travelling. This is bound to keep them occupied and productive for a longer period. The Travel Book by Lonely Planet Kids is one such book filled with photos, infographics and maps that will keep the child engaged and interested. The book takes the reader on a fantastic journey to every country in the world and shows the child various aspects of enjoying food, wildlife and cool trivia. Children often grasp content really fast and the various elements of this book ensure that the child gets maximum information.
• A Walk In
New York City — the perfect place for a boy and his dad to spend the day! Follow them on their walk around Manhattan, from Grand Central Terminal to the top of the Empire State Building, from Greenwich Village to the Statue of Liberty, learning lots of facts and trivia along the way. In this unabashed ode to America’s biggest city, Salvatore Rubbino’s fresh, lively paintings and breezy text capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of New York first hand.
With supple line, luminous colour, and nimble flights of fancy, author-illustrator Aaron Becker launches an ordinary child on an extraordinary journey toward her greatest and most exciting adventure of all. The best part about this book is the fact that it can be simply handed over to a kid at any stage of schooling and they will absorb different things from it. There is a tremendous amount to learn and your child is guaranteed to stay hooked throughout the trip. Club mahindra resort in Coorg has activity center which has many books that you can read out to your child. Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra to have a memorable family holiday. Don’t believe us? Go check out the Club Mahindra reviews by our happy members.