2. Stock up on audio books
Are you planning some great road trips over the next few months or driving over to the pool every day? Car time is prime time to get into some great audio books.
The bonus to stocking the car with audio classics is that, once the kids get into the story, they will actually enjoy listening quietly in the car, which means peaceful drive time for the parents.
If you are skeptical about your kids enjoying listening to books, I challenge you to give it a try for at least two weeks. I bet your kids will be requesting you turn the book on before the second week is over!
It can be a struggle to make time to sit down and read a chapter book aloud while the routine is chaotic, but putting books on in the car makes getting through long novels easy. Another bonus is that you get to enjoy the stories just as much as the kids.
Turning drive time into a quiet, imaginative reprieve is one of the easiest ways to feel like you’re winning as a parent.
If drive time doesn’t work for you, putting on a book rather than a show during your afternoon rest hour is a great way to keep everyone entertained and quiet while you all try to get some relaxation in during the day.
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