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#6 of 10 Fun Family Night Ideas
January 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM

           Reading Night

Reading aloud isn't just for little kids. Older kids enjoy this time together, too. Cuddle up on the sofa and read a great story aloud. Let your inner actor out, using different voices and pacing to build tension. The idea is for parents to read to their kids, but if your children have a dramatic streak, offer up the honors to them for a section or two. Some recommendations include:

  • The "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The "Alex Rider" series by Anthony Horowitz
  • "Quest for a Maid" by Frances Mary Hendry (great for practicing your Scottish accent)
  • "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • "Where the Red Fern Grows" by Wilson Rawls
  • "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll

These selections will appeal to both boys and girls and will keep kids of all ages -- and parents -- engaged.


  • MichelleK41
    January 26, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    We love to do this. =)

  • lalasmama2007
    January 26, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    We have reading time daily.

  • SassyWildflower
    January 26, 2013 at 8:31 PM
  • momofsixangels
    January 26, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    My kids love to read

  • Bob192
    by Bob192
    January 26, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    We've done this and the kids really enjoy it.

  • alliesmom112
    January 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Great idea!

  • slw123
    by slw123
    January 27, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    I love the Little House series!  When I gave them to my daughter to read, it took me right back to when I was her age.

  • 4kidz916
    January 28, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    When my kids were younger we did this.  

  • RobynS
    by RobynS
    January 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    The kids and I are big readers!!

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