Since this week is all about reading let’s talk about some ways to incorporable books into your regular everyday routine. I personally love story time, in fact some day I will probably be begging the Librarians to let me read a couple of books at story hour. However, story time is not the only time to encourage a love of reading.
Who’s ready for a story?
- Books. Like I said, books are great. I love books. In fact if you are looking to find some great new books visit my book reviews.
- In the car. My sister has a pile of books stashed in her car. They are in arms reach so that if any of her girls want to read she can quickly (and safely) hand one over. We here at the house of “M”s are not quite so lucky. M and M both get car sick, yuck. But luckily I have found a solution. Books on CD are a really great way to entertain the little ones while we drive around town. Keep in mind that not all books on CD are created equal. So if you find one that your kids aren’t into, turn it off and try another one!
- Story telling. Story telling is an art, and it takes practice. Just thinking about all the brain power that goes into creating a story from scratch gets me giddy.
- Flannel stories. Flannel stories can be designed to accompany a book, or tell their own story. A set of pieces that don’t necessarily belong might just encourage a creative story in the mind of a thoughtful 4 year old. However you use them, they make the story come to life. I love the post NotJustCute wrote about flannel stories, click here to read what she had to say.