Beyond The Book
I’m always excited when I hear that someone likes reading. I mean come on, I am a writer! But what happens after the last word is read, the last page is turned, and the back cover is closed?
How can you continue the love of literacy throughout the day? By taking what you’ve read and looking how you can incorporate it into other learning or activities can lead to another layer of making children excited about reading.
How can you do this?
Activities – Go for a walk, color, gather leaves or stones. Feeling handy, dandy? Try making a craft! Anything you can associate with what you’ve been reading is game.
Games – Turn an already known game into something similar to a book. Or be adventurous and create your own!
Snacks – Time for yummies! Can you make a delicious snack that will go along with your favorite read? It can be anything from healthy to totally indulgent.
Color – Grab your pencils and crayons! draw a picture that goes along with a story. Then color it in.
There are a lot more things you can do to take reading a book to the next level.
Then thing is to keep readers engaged. The more they are interested in reading, the more they will read!
Until next time…