Last week I wrote about why giving books to your children as gifts sends a clear message about how important reading is in your family. For another fun take on holiday book giving, read about the Book on Every Bed campaign.
The idea is to place a gift-wrapped book at the bottom of the bed for when a child wakes up on special holidays and birthdays. Not only does it build the family culture around reading, the unwrapping and initial “read” might also buy you a few more minutes of sleep on a morning when excitement often gets a child out of bed super early. And in the end, you can create a memorable day by starting off with a shared reading, maybe while you’re still in bed!