On the day before, or even for a whole week before if you can, try marking the time of the school day with some great back to school books. If your child’s school day begins at 8:45, read her a book at 8:45, then another at 9:45 and so on until the time that their school day ends. If you want to add extra fun, fill balloons with air and a little slip of paper that has a book title. Mark the time to be popped on the balloon and let her pop it to see which book is next! She will love the added mystery and all the balloon popping!
Here are some great ideas to start your back to school reading countdown! You can pick them up and surprise him or make a day of it and a scavenger hunt at the library! Most libraries will have a special section with more ideas for you. Happy Reading!