Borrow them at your library, or get a free listening app at Audible. When you grow up surrounded by books, you like books.
A quiet, cozy, full-of-books nook is a must. Finding book-inspired activities to do IRL extends the experience, says Dr. If your 3-year-old loves The Three Little Pigs , take him to see some piggies in person. Reading about the stars?
Head to the planetarium. Seuss—March 2 is his birthday. To commemorate the occasion, the National Education Association instituted Read Across America Day for schools to participate in reading competitions, games, and parties. No holiday on the horizon? Hit the library for topics your kid is currently digging. Leave them out even on the floor of the car!
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Listening also gives tired readers a break. White, and Roald Dahl for read-alouds. Check in at the front desk before hitting the stacks to see what kind of activities might be going on. Bookmark the website, too, so you can see upcoming events. And be sure to get each of your children a library card. Books advance early language development.
At first, kids notice the pictures; then they learn to turn the pages; then they realize the story is the same each time—all key pre-reading skills. Books with rhymes are especially beneficial: Then, when the craziness of the week comes, no one has to stress about cramming in 20 minutes of reading on top of all the other homework.
Get a cookbook at the library Cooking Class and Kid Chef are both great and let your child pick a meal to make with you. All it takes is two people reading the same book. Have your child ask a friend, or make it a mother-child endeavor.
2. Model reading love.
Pick a deadline and a meeting place, and bring a few discussion questions to get things going best part, favorite character, ideas for an alternate ending. Carlsson-Paige, who is in a book club with her granddaughter. At long last, real help is at hand in the clearest, most concise guide ever to help children during the difficult time of divorce or separation.
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Please try again later. Dear Mom and Dad is an exceptional book in how simply, clearly and effectively it educates divorced parents about the feelings and needs of their children. It speaks for children by giving a voice to what they would want their parents to know, do, and not do. It is absolutely essential for their emotional well-being that parents learn and live these words of wisdom!
Children need to be protected from the emotional pain and abuse that can affect them for a lifetime when parents are uninformed and unintentionally respond to them and each other in ways that are emotionally damaging. As a Marriage and Family Therapist I often see emotional wounds in adults from when they were children of divorced parents.
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