Embracing repetition can create routine and add a little imagination to your child’s day.
Re-reading and re-reading and re-reading…
- Have your child help retell the story with the pictures
- Use the story as the starting point for play
- Draw pictures inspired by the book
- Try other books by the same author
- Use the character as a way to talk/ask questions “What do you think your favorite character would do if…?”
- Create new stories for the character together during play time
- Sing a different song or play a game for different moments: bath time, feeding, diapering, bedtime
- Offer a twist on your child’s favorite activity
- Talk together about the favorite things of each family member
- Promote a multi-sensory experience to help your child learn more (What does it look, feel, smell, sound, taste like?)
Adapted from ReadingBrightStart’s article: Let’s Do It Again . . . and Again! Why is Repetition Important to Learning?