Sometimes it’s tough to get your children to read, so why not take it slow. 15 minutes may be nothing to us grown ups but it’s alot to the little ones. Try some of these 15 minute reading activites
- Labels, labels, labels! Try labeling things in your childs room as they learn to name them. Have heaps of fun while they learn that every day things are connected to the written word.
- Cook the words! Next time you decide to use a cookbook, invote your child to help you out. Read out the recipe together. every ingredient, measurement and instructions. Your little one will love it!
- Read the ride! When you go for a car trip, even if it’s just to the nearby shop, have your child read out car licence plates, billboards and even the road signs.
- Tech-no thanks! Instead of watching tv, opt to read a good action or adventure book for your children to enhance their imagination.
- Pack a book. Next time you go somewhere which may require a long wait, bring a long some snacks and a couple of your childs favourite books.
- Shop and read. Have your child read the signs and labels on your next shopping trip. If you’re just back from the grocery shop, putting the groceries away is just as much reading fun too!
- Look and listen. If yove had a long day and feeling too tired to read aloud, try listening to an audio book that comes with a physical book. turn the pages with your children. At least you’ll still be reading with them! 🙂
- I don’t wanna sleep! If your child is still feeling a little restless during bedtime, have them lie down as you read them a story, better yet, have your little one read one to you.