Great traveling companions Read-aloud tips

September 20, 1998

Bedtime is not the only time to read with a child. Have books handy at home, and pack some with you when you leave. Books can be helpful in the following situations:

* Preparing for new experiences

* Relieving stress

* Reducing fears

* Offering reassurance

* Getting silly

* During an illness

* During time-outs

* On the bus

* In the car: Yes, stories on tape are a great way to share tales. A road trip also can be a time for passengers to read aloud to drivers.

- From "Valerie & Walter's Best Books for Children" by Valerie V. Lewis and Walter M. Mayes

Pub Date: 9/20/98

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