- Is breakfast hectic? Maybe while they are dawdling you can tease them with a story plot of a familiar book -- and promise to read it before bed.
- Pack a few books for the park. Have a story and a snack before heading home.
- Plan your trip to the library when you plan other outings. That way before and after you visit the pumpkin patch or apple orchard you can share some good tales that will start up lots of discussion about the event.
- Pick a good series of books for bathtime -- the anticipation will be high and there will be no more bathtime fussing.
Now is also a great time to take advantage of cozy pj storytimes and new programs starting at the library. They might even let you play with those new crayons!