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It’s not really summer vacation unless we take a road trip, or a few of them. The road trips don’t always have to be long. It might just be a drive from Dallas to Austin. But it could be a trip halfway across the country. Last summer we drove to Montana with all the kids. Either way the routine for the car is pretty consistent. Overnight stuff all goes in the back and the kids each have a bag for entertainment. That includes road trip snacks, car games, and plenty of books. Are you planning a getaway this year? Don’t forget to make your own book basket for a reading road trip.
With kids of various ages it’s important to have a variety of books available: Children’s books that they can read themselves, books that I can read out loud to the kids, even interactive books like coloring books and this Travel Listography book.
I could wander around picking out books for hours. But my reading road trip book basket also needed the basket portion. Once I found these books, and a few more, it was time to pick out my basket. Handily I was able to find everything at my World Market store. The books at my store were right near the front with the games and toys and then I headed towards the back of the store to pick out my basket.
I definitely recommend picking out your books first because then you’ll know what sized basket you need to hold them. I picked up a basket I liked and then would see if the largest of my books fit in it. I want all my books in the basket so they are easy to pick up and read during the roadtrip. If you’ve included coloring books don’t forget to toss in some crayons or colored pencils to use.
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To make reading in the car cozy I also picked up a throw blanket and small pillow at World Market. Both the pillow and blanket are part of their outdoor collection. Even through the car isn’t really outdoors I thought it could use something a little tougher. With three kids and dirty shoes I wanted a blanket and pillow that could stand up to a long road trip. The pillow works great to rest your head against or to hold up your book in your lap.
I think we’ll work on our Travel Listography book together this summer. Documenting where we’ve been and where we want to go. There are dozens of different list ideas broken down geographically and by type, plus places to list who you’ve traveled with, how you’ve traveled, and more.
With my book basket filled with new books I’m ready to head out on a Reading Roadtrip! What books will you be taking on your trip?