If your family is anything like mine, you will be heading out for a road trip in the coming months. Snacks and activities are a must, but I also like to pack some things to read too. You can only look at so many grass covered hills out the window. If you love books, reading materials are great to pack for your road trip.
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So what should you pack for reading on your road trip? I like to have an assortment of different reading material to choose from.
For me, I like to pack a new book I've never read (The Charm Bracelet) so the road trip is an adventure. I also like to pack an old favorite as well (Finders Keepers) just in case the new book ends up not to my liking. It's always good to have a backup!
For the kids, I pack a mixture of books. Some easy reads - Garfield or other comics as well as short chapter books with illustrations (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). I also pick a longer chapter book that is at their reading level - Book Scavenger (5th grade) and Chocolate Fever (2nd grade).
Want some easy reading? Pick up a few magazines to take on the road with you.
After a long day of playing, we like to settle in for the night with a bit of reading from the family book we are currently reading (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). Usually we take turns reading a few pages each.
If you want even more options for reading and don't feel like packing a pull-along trailer just for books, you can download them onto your mobile device. My kids each have a Kindle Fire that has a few parent-approved books on them. I have my iPad mini that I use the Kindle app on.
I sometimes add a Sudoku booklet or a crossword puzzle book to challenge my brain while on our road trips.
What do you like to pack to read on road trips?