Do your children dream of exploration? Do they love it when you read them stories at bedtime? Or enjoy reading books themselves as a favorite nighttime ritual?
My kids love to read, despite the lure of their iPhones, our family iPad, and the latest version of COD on the Xbox. But the love of a good book, and the quiet time to enjoy it, is a valued commodity in our home. Thanks to the excellent folks at Lonely Planet, our boys have had the opportunity to review some new and exciting Lonely Planet Kids books series this month.
Great Lonely Planet Kids Books for the Holidays
Lonely Planet’s Not-For-Parents The Travel Book includes ‘cool stuff’ about every country in the world. Both boys enjoyed reading about all of the different countries (North Korea! Botswana!), and planning which places they’d like to visit in the future (Chile!). We take this popular book with us often on car trips. My younger son likes to read it over and over again. ‘I really like the pictures of animals and all the interesting places, and the cool factoids are great.”
Adventures in Cold Places is a great activity book for the under 10 set. It’s packed with over 250 reusable stickers to keep kids busy for hours. Kids will love finding just the right spot in the book, or for parents to help during story time. There’s a little baby polar bear hiding on every main sticker scene page (hide and seek!). And a special collectable fold-out surprise. The Adventures book is part of a series that includes Adventures in Busy Places and Adventures in Wild Places.
Be Inspired. Go Anywhere.
My kids are also old enough to appreciate the Best in Travel soft cover guide, highlighting next year’s hot destinations, top regions, and must-visit cities around the world. This compact book is full of great tips, trends, experiences and itinerary suggestions for couples and travelling families. It will inspire you (and your kids) to plan some incredible future family adventures together.
Whether you want to sandboard in the Atacama Desert in Chile (totally on our list), or join the crowds at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (highly recommended), your travel planning agenda will be full!
Disclosure: Thank you to Lonely Planet and Raincoast Books for providing The Travelling Mom with review copies of the Lonely Planet Kids books.