All you need is a box and some books for this “out of the box” indoor or outdoor reading adventure.
There are so many uses for boxes and if your child loves boxes as much as mine do, here is a great tutorial for how to build an awesome cardboard box fort.
There is something so comforting, exciting, and just plain fun about sitting in a box, but when you combine it with reading; a simple box can become part of the story.
A box is no longer just a box; but a rocket ship soaring through the sky, a castle with a mighty princess, a horse that is running through the field, a train choo-chooing down the track, or even a might lava-flowing volcano.
One of the best ways to help a child learn to read is to read to them, read with them, and have them read as often as possible.
The adventures of reading books in a box can be enjoyed by any age, even pre-readers can flip though the pages and have the pictures tell them the story.
To add even more fun to this activity, you can have your kiddo decorate their box. You could provide something simple like crayons and markers, or get really creative with paint, construction paper, glitter, and glue.
Whether you choose to simply provide your child with some books in a box or spice it up with decorations or snacks; the result will be the same. A fun hands-on experience you can enjoy with your little one; that brings reading to life and makes it even more of an adventure.