With three grown kids himself, country superstar Darius Rucker understands the anxiety and nervousness both parents and children feel with starting a new school year. This year brings about its own challenges with schools having to make a crucial decision on whether learning will be done in the classroom or online. Parents, teachers, and children are not sure what to expect this year in terms of education and everyone is being patient and trying their best.
He chose this story because it is one of his favorites and is all about believing in magic, adventure, and family. One of the main themes in the book is the idea of wanting to stay a kid forever and keep one's innocence. This theme is very relevant, especially today, because kids are in such a hurry to grow up and become adults that they are missing out on the wonders of childhood.
Rucker knows how important it is to read with your children before bed because not only does it help with their own reading and comprehension skills, but it is also an amazing way to bond with your kids.
Listen as Darius Rucker reads Peter Pan above.
If you and your kids are looking for other awesome books to read together check out the lists we have compiled for you!
List of great children's books:
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Because of Winn Dixie
Bridge to Terabithia
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Miss Nelson is Missing!
Mr. Popper's Penguins
The Phantom Tollbooth
For middle school-aged kids check out these titles:
A Wrinkle in Time
Bud, Not Buddy
The Lightning Thief
The Maze Runner
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
When you're done reading together, make sure to check out Rucker's latest single "Beers and Sunshine." Another great way to bond with your kids to have random dance parties and this is the PERFECT summer song to jam out to!