There are few things more special than story time with the whole family. These four fun reading activities recommended by teachers are not only a great way to boost your child’s reading skills, but they’ll also instill a lifelong love for books!
1. Become Kindness Ninjas
Avery Lieske, a third-grade teacher in Alabama, has seen firsthand how excited her students get when they read books like The Cool Bean.
“Through its eye-catching illustrations and witty humor, this book has a major theme that kindness is cool,” says Lieske. “You can use this book to brainstorm ways your child can spread kindness at home and in the community.”
After reading, Lieske recommends encouraging your child to transform into a “Kindness Ninja” and do random — and secret — acts of kindness. These kind acts will help your young reader connect to the world around them.
“When children start making connections between the world and themselves, they start to have a deeper understanding of why characters respond the way they do, which in turn builds deeper comprehension skills,” says Lieske.