Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Keep on Readin'!

Encouraging a love for reading is one of the best gifts you can give your child. 
To help them keep their minds sharp during the winter break, sneak reading into their daily activities.  Here are a few fun tips from Baldwin Boettcher Library:
• Encourage your kids to read and write Holiday cards.  If they are too young to write, let them make a drawing in the outgoing cards.
• Encourage your child to write and draw by providing materials and writing ideas. Have your child write thank you notes, create to do lists, and make signs for their bedroom doors.
• While making desserts, let them participate in figuring out the recipe; let them read the ingredients and measure.  Or even make a family cookbook!
• Have them retell a story from a book that they have recently read or been read to.
• Even if no books make your child's wish list, perhaps use them as stocking stuffers and encourage your child to read them.
Or consider visiting your library's story times during the winter break. 
  • A library card is a gift that costs nothing and one that always keeps on giving.
- See more at: http://www.hcpl.net/content/keep-reading-through-holidays#sthash.JNc8HAoI.dpuf

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