Fun Places to Read

by | May 15, 2023 | Kid Activities

New Places to Read

Encourage kiddos to get in more reading by introducing them to new places to read!

Kids and Reading

Motivating kiddos to read instead of playing video games or watching TV can be a task.

However, it’s so important!

If you have a reluctant reader, try encouraging them to limit their screen time and practice a little extra reading instead by utilizing simple reading activities!

Plan a random DEAR day or lean on a summer reading challenge to avoid the summer slump.

Fun Places to Read on the Go

A simple way to encourage reading when homeschooling a struggling reader is to introduce your kiddos to brand-new places to read!

While reading at home can be enough for some readers, others may get bored over time and need a simple change of scenery.

If you have a kiddo who craves change and thrives when you mix things up a little, these ideas will help get those creative juices flowing and might just motivate them to pick up a brand-new book.

Places for Kids to Read Outside

Try taking your kiddo to one of these easy places for a fun day of reading — outside of the home. 

  • Spend a day reading and playing at the park
  • Take a trip to the zoo to read books with the animals
  • Take a small road trip and read in the car
  • Go camping and read in a tent or by a campfire
  • Have a family reading day at the beach
  • Take a hike in the forest, stopping to read at lunchtime
  • Visit an aquarium and read with the fish
  • Go swimming at the lake or a pool and read while you rest
  • Spend the day reading brand-new stories at the library

Tips for reading on the go: If you have little ones, planning a reading day at the park is a great option for the entire family. Mom can watch little ones play while older kiddos play and read.

Lean on themes to take the reading fun up a notch! Reading while you’re resting up from a hike? Bring books related to hiking, forests, and nature. Planning a reading day at the zoo? Grab books about giraffes & monkeys to read with the animals.

Fun Places to Read at Home

While getting out of the house can be fun, it simply isn’t always an option.

These straightforward ideas are for the days you are stuck at home and want to keep boredom at bay while encouraging some light reading.

Fun Places to Read at Home

Motivate your kiddos to grab their favorite book and head to one of these fun places!

  • Build a sandcastle then read something awesome in the backyard sandbox
  • Grab a book and rest in bed an hour before bedtime or during quiet time
  • Get active and jump on the trampoline while enjoying a quick read
  • Climb up in a tree and read with a favorite snack
  • Read in a homemade fort in the living room with pillows, blankets, and snacks
  • Take the books outdoors and read in a playhouse or treehouse
  • Grab the flashlight and read something awesome under a blanket in the dark
  • Have an indoor picnic while reading in the living room
  • Get cozy and read before taking an afternoon nap in a hammock

While my middle kiddo’s number 1 pick for reading was always in a tree or in our backyard sandbox, there are so many fun places to read at home!

Tips for reading at home: If you have little ones, consider skipping the sandbox for anything other than traditional playing — unless you enjoy sand being tucked in between every page of a book that is. 

Encourage older children to get outside and read as often as possible. Utilizing hammocks, treehouses, and trampolines.

Make Reading Fun

Helping your children form a love of reading is so incredibly important!

Plan simple reading activities & DEAR days, hit the library often, and create fun places for your kiddos to enjoy reading each and every day!

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Fun Places to Read

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Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

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Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

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Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

You can find all of our social accounts below!

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Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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