Saturday, February 27, 2010

Reading To Our Kids (Parenting,com)

I like the different ideas about encouraging your child to read. Especially the "make" idea.

"I promise to read/Each day and each night/I know it's the key to growing up right." That's the part of the oath the National Education Association (NEA) wants all kids to take this Read Across America Day.

Picks from the NEA's list of teachers' 100 books.

See the movie after reading the book. Talk about the differences to your child.

Cut out a 6 by 2 inch piece of construction paper and let your child decorate it with stickers, paint, and markers. For every book she reads, punch a hole in it. See how long it takes until the bookmark falls apart from so many punches.

Visit and the website for the reading show Between the Lions (Pbskids) for fun alphabet and phonic games.

Fun Fact: More than 1,000,000...the number of written words children are exposed to per year with just 15 minutes of out-of-school reading a day!

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