Make time for reading, bonding with your child
When children are small, it's easy to incorporate reading into their daily routine. But as they grow older and more active, it can be harder to carve out time for reading together. Joining or starting a book club is a great way to share books with older children.
Reading books together can help parents and children bond and provide opportunities for discussing touchy topics, according to pbs.org.
Locally, kids have several options for attending book clubs. The Westerville Public Library (westervillelibrary.org/kids/) , the Upper Arlington Library (ualibrary.org/beta/youthsrvc/pages/teen-book-clubs) and several branches of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (www.columbuslibrary.org/events) offer book clubs geared to children.
The book clubs are geared to children of different ages and with different ages.
For information on starting your own book club, visit pbs.org/parents/education/reading-language/reading-tips/how-to-start-a-book-club-for-kids/.
-Melissa Kossler Dutton