Whether you have an elementary learner or a toddler at home, we have three great activities to keep them engaged and excited to read.
Your child’s early years can be challenging, especially when juggling working from home, everyday stresses, and possibly even remote learning. So what are some easy ways you can make reading fun and interactive for your child?
Whether you have an elementary learner or a toddler at home, here are three great activities to keep them engaged and excited to read.
Activities for All Ages
1. The early years (birth-preschool)
One great way to help develop your child’s language and comprehension skills is by talking about what you read. Ask questions aloud as you read your little one’s favorites. “Where is the monster going?” “What happens next?” Doing this with your child will help grow their vocabulary and connect stories to real life, sowing the seed for a love of reading that lasts a lifetime.
2. Starting to read (preschool-grade 2)
The most significant part in instilling that love of reading is simply finding books that you both love. So ask around! Get recommendations from friends, teachers, or the librarian at your local library. Every child is different, and so are their reading and listening levels, so if you find you’re not enjoying one, just put it aside and find one you do!
3. Encouraging the young reader (grades 3-6)
Kids love to explore their artistic side with crayons, markers, and whatever else they can get their hands on. Find a story, fairy tale, or poem your child loves and ask them to draw their favorite part or character! Connecting words with art is a great way to bolster creative thinking and have fun in the process.
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