I am a firm believer that kids need more play, and here’s how it connects to reading – when reading in school, we expect kids to be able to make inferences about hidden meaning by “thinking outside the box.” How can we expect them to reach deep inside their minds to find imaginative meaning, if we don’t nurture their make-believe skills through play?
My read-aloud picture book guides are proven to make kids think smarter about books. I know they work because I’ve used them in my school Reading lessons for almost 20 years. They contain all the right questions to ask and all kinds of ideas – from writing and drawing to playing – to do after you read the stories. Let’s pique your kids’ imagination through play and build strong skills to read books!
My old Blog post about being a neighborhood trendsetter by organizing a Summer Book Club for Kids has some good book/play ideas! I will post it again next week..