Read, Read, Read | video
Reading aloud to your child can begin while they are still in utero. Bedtime reading is a great chance to slow down with your child and deepen your bond. For some families, it’s a routine that continues into grade school.
Reach out to family members to star as guest readers/storytellers. They can read in person or during a scheduled video call. You might want to consider using an app like Caribu (you can create a FREE account to share thousands of books, activities, and games with your family in a video-call).
Twist: have your child “read” their favorite book to someone else.
The Show Must Go On
Re-reading a favorite book over and over can get tedious. Try acting out the book together: find props, wear costumes, make a new ending or even create a sequel.
Play with STEM
Experiment with some STEM related projects to build on what you read. The classic example is the Three Little Pigs. There are tons of building challenges – try to build houses from different materials (toilet paper rolls, blocks, popsicle sticks/tape, etc.) that can withstand a wolf (your breath or a fan).