When you read alone, you get to explore new worlds. You get to be in the main character’s shoes. But did you know that it’s better to read a book aloud as a family? No matter what the topic is, you get to explore things together. As a family, you’ll also learn how to deal with different kinds of situations. You’ll learn to be more patient with each other. You’ll learn how your kids might approach a certain situation, and how they see or feel about a scenario presented in the book. I’ve come up with a list of 7 books you can enjoy as a family.
You can read a chapter or two of these books before you go to sleep or while you’re having snacks in the afternoon, it’s up to you. These are memories that will never be forgotten. Time spent as a family enjoying an adventure through literature will be looked back on fondly for years to come.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
It’s fun to watch this as a movie but it’s even more fun to read the book series as a family. Discover and explore the amazing magical world of Narnia with your kids. Every page of this book is captivating and opens up the imagination.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Get to know Charlie Bucket in this fun-filled adventure as he enters Willy Wonka’s ever famous Chocolate Factory. Who wouldn’t love a book about chocolates?
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A timeless book for children but equally loved by adults, too! It’s a great book for you and your kids to read as it’s filled with life lessons and moral observations.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Give this sci-fi fantasy book a try and let your imagination run wild. This book will give you great topics to learn and talk about as a family.
Little House On The Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
This was the third novel in a series of autobiographical books written by Laura herself. It’s best to encourage your kids to ask questions about the events happening in this book. It’s a great way for you to make them understand the book better.
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
This wonderful book series began way back in the 1940s. A story about four orphaned children named Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny who lived in an abandoned boxcar in the forest.
The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
You may have seen the movies but it’s also great to read the books. Take your family on an adventure with Harry, Hermione, and Ron.
Reading can take you to an even more imaginative place than a movie. Your imagination can explore things that only you can see. It’s also great to hear other family member’s interpretations of what they imagine while reading the same book. These family reading sessions open up conversations that you might not have otherwise and help kids to think things through and problem solve.