Super Simple Ways to Keep Your Child Reading over the Holidays
Learning and especially reading shouldn’t stop just because the kids are on holiday break. I think everyone is looking forward to saying “so long” to 2020, but we can still keep the kids reading. Keep the mood fun and simple and your kids will love it. I’ve put together a list of several simple ideas to keep your kids involved and reading over the holidays.
Have them write thank you cards to their grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. for their gifts. Then have them address the envelope and put it in the mail. Your family members will be so surprised and happy to see a card from your child.
Let your children read the ingredients from holiday recipes and help, while you bake together. It’s also a great way for them to learn measurements and temperatures.
Set aside time for kids to “show off” their new reading skills. Children love being the focus of attention, and grandparents are usually a great audience. Perhaps using Facetime or Skype might be an option if you don’t have any visitors this year.
Make special holiday readings a tradition. Find a special book for Hanukkah or Christmas, and have each member of the family read from it at the same time each year.
Find books to give your child that that focus on an interest your child has. For example, if they like a particular sport or activity, find a book about that activity, or a biography about someone in that sport or activity. If you have problems finding an age-appropriate book, use the book as a read aloud.
Reading aloud to your child is an excellent way to help them read and have more time with them.
The possibilities are endless.
I’ve prepared a few online Flipping Books that you and your child can enjoy using your tablet or computer. Simply click on the images below to access them.