Reading Together - Part 3
Reading together creates unforgettable moments and shared experiences. We know that moments & experiences are often what binds a family or community together. Demonstrating your love of books and talking about what is happening in the story provides a space for meaningful conversations. This can shift your relationship from the day to day tasks of life to a deeper understanding of ourselves in the world.
Here are some fun family activities to do with the book:
Create costumes for the characters with paper, scissor & tape/glue or just drawing with crayons
Google a topic brought up in the story to find facts about it & understand it more.
Write a new ending for the story together
Find a recipe(s) and make some food discussed in the book.
Go to YouTube and find music related to the story and listen together! Have a dance party if you can.
Draw a new book cover together
Make a map of places discussed in the book
Plan a “trip” to the location where the book takes place - what would pack, where would you stay, how would you get there.
Do an activity they do in the book (imaginary or real)
Find the author or publisher’s website - the often have extended activities for classrooms and book clubs
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