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
As a family, read Try a Little Kindness — a funny picture book about the various ways to be kind. Your child will learn all about being a good person, practicing good manners, and telling someone they're special through author and illustrator Henry Cole's engaging story.
After reading, encourage 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 Avery Lieske, a third-grade teacher in Alabama.