Print out my Reading Reward Chart and work towards a reward by reading to your young child (who cannot read) or having your older child read to you.
The level of your child’s reading will determine whether your child needs to read an entire book (good for younger readers who have shorter beginner reader books), an entire chapter (good for older readers who read books with no pictures), or go by time like twenty minutes (good for readers who are moving towards chapter books with pictures or good for when a parent has to read to a young child who cannot read yet).
After each book/chapter/20 minute reading session, have your child colour in a spot on the chart. When every spot is coloured in give your child a fun reward. Rewards may be challenging with Social Distancing but look to your house for inspiration. Maybe your child would like to sleep in a different room or in a sleeping bag on the floor somewhere. Maybe the reward will be homemade cookies. Maybe the reward will be picking the next board five board games or movies to watch.
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Dan Gutman's Weird Read-a-loud at 2pm EST:
Children's book author Dan Gutman has a Read-A-Loud on his Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/pg/Dan-Gutman-60020139122/videos/?ref=page_internal
To learn more about him check out his author site: https://dangutman.com/
Check your bookshelves:
Now is the time to see what books have remained untouched on your kids' shelves and grab something new or something beloved.
Because Libraries are (sadly) closed try a Reading Apps:
There are many reading apps but I'm going to highlight ones that link to your library card.
And here is one that my youngest son likes to use to track his books and find new ones:
OLAF READS #GadBookCLub:
Actor Josh Gad (aka Olaf the snowman) reads children books on Twitter and Instagram Live! Search for the hashtag #GadBookClub or follow him on either platform @JoshGad to find the next story time.
Quiet Time is good for everyone: parents and kids!