It’s #ChristianBooktober 22nd already??? Where has October gone? Well, today we are going to talk about kids who love to read…
Kids who love to read get to experience some of the most amazing adventures! From exploring time and space to character traits and emotions, bookworm kids have a head start in life.
As parents, you want to do everything you can to help, from reading to your child to supplying them with a variety of good books, right?
Sometimes though, we need to add to the books. (gasp yes, I admit that books are not everything!!)
Whether you want to get them more interested in reading, or more interested in being active, I think I’ve found some options that will do both.
First, we want to talk about the tools bookworm kids will thank you for. Then we can explore some amazing items for specific types of kids who love to read.
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Bookish Gifts for Kids who Love to Read
Actual Books in the Mail:Bookroo’s Monthly Book Boxes for Ages 0-10
Bookroo is a monthly subscription of books that come straight to your house, handpicked and curated, unique and age-appropriate! (0-3, 4-6, 7-10)Take a peek inside a box here.
We have enjoyed the books that we have received! Thank You Granny!!
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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is really great! It is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland.
Bookworm Gifts and Supplies
Kindle for Kids is a basic Kindle with lighted screen for reading in bed or outside. Just for books, it comes with a 1-year subscription to that incredible library of Kindle Freetime Unlimited. My son loves his Kindle Freetime!
A sturdy book bag for those great Library hauls!!
Don’t forget a Book Log to track all the adventures!!
Personalized for your Bookworm Kids
And of course, a personalized book to start the adventure!! My son asks to read The Little Boy who Lost His Name at least once a week, thanks to his Aunt and Uncle’s generosity!
It is a very imaginative quest, a child who wakes up, and the sign on the bedroom door is blank. not remembering what should be on it, they have to hunt for letters. Once they have a collection, they return home, to find their name on the door.
Book Nooks for Bookworm kids
Growing up as one of those kids who loves to read all the time, everywhere, I have a confession to make. These reading benches give me feelings of jealousy!!! I would go sit on top of the monkey bars to read sometimes, that was ‘my spot’ to hide and read.
Growing the Faith of a Child With Great Books is so important, and I’m here to help you find just the books to fill their library bags and bookshelves with!
A Bookworm Kids Christmas
Growing Faith with Inspirational Kids Christmas books is a fun way to go! I’ve collected my favorites here just for you!
And recently, I found this Nativity workbook that is so much fun. I’ve downloaded my copy, and am counting down to December 1, so I can enjoy the activities with my 1st grader. It’s not a typical activity book, either. We get to write for the Bethlehem News, and some other really fun things!
This 12 Names of Jesus Advent Calendar looks so cool, I particularly like the combination of ornaments and devotionals!
Types of Kids Who Love to Read
Now, as amazing as reading is, there are many types of kids who love to read. If you have bookworm kids who love a specific type of book, here are some other suggestions they may enjoy.
If you have kids who like specific activities but aren’t necessarily readers, try some of these activities, and maybe a few book suggestions along the way…
Note: there are several Lottie Dolls mentioned below. You can check out the Lottie website here for the full line of dolls and accessories, but I’m going to highlight a few specific dolls. I like the Lottie dolls because they are proportioned correctly, modestly dressed, and lend themselves to creative imagining. They can usually be found doing something adventurous!
Kids who Love to Read and Explore
Not just a geography lesson, these adventures engage kids brains and get them involved beyond just a quick read (ask me how I know…25 years after the experience)
Love this game! I am excited to get mine out of the closet to play with my oldest next year!!!
Which Way USA brings back happy memories. I worked my way through this as a kid, and have a better grasp of our Great Nation and national treasures than I might otherwise have. It made a fun addition to our homeschooling curriculum.
I have a brand new set of this DVD ready to go, we’ll be watching this one really soon!
I still have my guidebooks from when I toured the world with Top Secret! You can’t help but learn a few things along the way, and having a fun monthly mission was great!
Kids Who Love To Read About Adventures
I struggled to decide whether Ralph was a better fit for Adventures or Animals, because he’s just so much fun!! (scroll down to see suggestions for kids who love to read about animals!!)
Kids Who Love to Read about Princesses and Knights
And here’s a couple of ways to bring those books to life!
A Melissa and Doug 3D puzzle Castle set. Get the brain and imagination working!
A Lottie Princess/Snow Queen doll for princess-play fun!
Kids Who Love to Read Mystery Stories
For upper Elementary through Middle school, boys and girls, Encyclopedia Brown is the way to go!
There’s more than meets the eye in these Adventures in Odyssey!
And for something hands-on:
This secret decoder set is on my wishlist for my oldest son next year. He’s almost ready for it (ages 7+).
Kids Who Love to Read Sci-Fi Stories
Science Fiction is one of my favorite genres of story (Yes, I’m a Star Trek / StarWars fan). I enjoy Christian Time Travel Stories and have found a few different Sci-Fi stories I can get behind.
But Real Science is also Amazing. Here are a few favorites to get you started:
This one has a ton of easy science experiments to try!
This Lottie Doll is cool: A Boy in Astronaut Training!
Kids Who Love to Read About Cars, Trains, and Things That Go
Kids who love things that go will enjoy these books and activities!
Steam Train, Dream Train might just slow your little speedster down enough to relax for a moment and go to sleep… maybe 🙂
We got to play with something very this last Christmas, and it was Way Cool!! Glow in the Dark, flexible track, loads of fun!!!
Kids Who Love to Read About History
I love history, which probably began when we were doing read-alouds as a kid. It’s always been my favorite subject. I’m not sure about you but the best part for me was feeling like I was right there in the middle of the action!
I just discovered this series through the Tyndale Rewards program (Free books in the mail!!!!).
These adventures in the Imagination Station definitely make me feel like I’m there, on the scene. and my 1st Grader loves it too!!
And here’s a few other favorites:
A Lottie Fossil Hunter doll would be a fun way to make history come to life. Whether she’s on a Dino dig or another Archaeological Expedition, the imagination’s the limit!!
This book is a guided tour of historical landmarks that kids who love to read about history might also love to build!!!
Kids Who Love to Read About Animals
I think animals are awesome. They make great companions, and as learning companions, nothing’s better! Here are a few ideas for you:
This is a very thought-provoking Bible storybook, that has started some incredible discussions with my son. I want the whole series!! Caravan Bear and his friends explore the countryside, and the Bible together. You can read more about this and some other fantastic Bible storybooks in this post here.
This Lottie Pony Club Doll comes with her own horse! Just right for a girl who loves horse books and wants to act out her favorite scenes!! (not that I would know anything about that from my own experience… 🙂 )
Clifford is a favorite around here. And this Young Scientists kit looks awesome. Beginner life science for preschool kids…
Bookworm Kids Are Awesome!
I hope you discovered something amazing here today. I think there’s nothing better than bookworm kids. They get to have so much fun, and experience more adventures than anyone I know. But even kids who love to read need to have some non-book adventures.
Comment below and let me know if your bookworm kids’ favorite activity is missing, and I’ll see what I can find to fit!
Until Next Time, Love God, Love Books, Shine The Light!!
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