Reading Activities: Ages 8-10
Show your child all the ways books and reading can be enjoyed.1. Shopping Together
2. Audio Books
Some 8- to 10-year-olds start to feel too old to be read to at bedtime. That doesn’t mean that you can’t still share a story. Pass the hours you spend in the car with a book on CD. Pick a funny story read by an actor with a talent for voices — The Fantastic Mr. Fox read by author Roald Dahl is one that is sure to please.
3. Magazine Subscriptions
Scholastic News, Ranger Rick, National Geographic for Kids, Cricket — these are just a few of the many magazines specifically for children this age. Your child will enjoy getting mail addressed to him. Or, look at magazines online together.
4. Board Games
5. Joke Books
*Kashner is a freelance writer. Previously, she was an editor for Scholastic's READ 180 program, the reading intervention program for elementary, middle, and high school students. She was also the editor of The World Almanac for Kids.