Find fun crafts to create that will enhance reading. (i.e. When we read Ten Apples Up on Top my son put 10 stickers on top of his head in a picture & then we numbered them.)
Conduct read-alouds with your kids at mealtimes, when they are already seated & distracted by food to eat. :) Or pack up a little picnic (indoors or outdoors) & have the kids eat lunch on a blanket while you read to them.
Reading Tip #26-Find engaging, interactive books to read together with your younger readers.
*Flaps books; example- What Makes it Rain?
*Pop-up books; example- Fun on the Farm
*Push-pull-slide; example - First Explorers Sea Creatures
*Sound button books; example- Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by: Sherry Duskey Rinkey
*Textures; example- That's Not my Lamb & That's Not My Truck (Usborne touchy-feely books)
I'm Katie Storey. I'm a former elementary school teacher (4th grade was the grade I primarily taught) & I love reading!