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1. Harry the Happy Mouse Activity Book Review
Do you have a young friend who likes to read, color, trace letters, and work paper puzzles? What do I mean by paper puzzles? Those would include mazes, word searches, and crossword puzzles. The "Harry the Happy Mouse Activity Book" has all of these activities, and it would be a perfect present.
2. Places to Practice Reading in Pandemic Times
Each day has opportunities for natural reading. Be alert for them! Teach your children to be active readers in their surroundings. It gives them opportunities to interact with their environment. In addition to improving their reading skills, they will also be more connected to their community.
3. Reading to Cook Together as a Family
Cooking with your kids is a fun way to encourage them to get in some reading practice. Cooking allows children to read, work with fractions, and follow directions. It give families a chance to have special time together to do meaningful work. It's also a wonderful way to celebrate holidays!
4. ALSC Summer Reading List for 2019 Grades K-2
These engaging books will let you and your child explore many topics together. The single largest predictor of academic achievement is whether parents read with their children every night. With this list, you have a lot of great new books to choose from.
5. Alphabet Activities for Pre-Reading
Here are some ideas beyond singing the ABC song to learn letters of the alphabet.
6. BookBub for Cheap Book Deals to Build an E-Library
BookBub alerts readers to offers that are deep discounts on books. Their daily member emails offer me about a dozen deals on books. Some are free. The others are usually $2.99 and under. It's easy to sign up. Just go to the website and follow the prompts. I love my daily BookBub emails!
7. Teaching Empathy with Fiction
Support students in reading quality fiction that allows them to see how other people live. This helps readers to identify with them and to develop empathy. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor is an excellent choice to accomplish this.
8. How to Write a Book Report
Book reports are opportunities to dive beneath the surface reading of a book to get to the very heart of the text. They can be challenging to write, but they allow you to see a book in a new way. You can use your creativity to share your insights with an audience through your special book report.
9. The Suspenseful Blake Pierce Books
I got hooked on Blake Pierce when I got a free thriller from BookBub. For the past two weeks, I have been obsessed with these books and haven't wanted to read anything else. I'm on my 11th book! These books are labeled mystery, thriller, and psychological suspense. They are all of that, and more.
10. Summer Library Reading for Birth to Preschool
Here is the 2019 reading list for children from birth to preschool from the Association for Library Service to Children. Check out some of these books from your local library! Read every day. The strongest predictor of school success is whether children have their parents read to them every night.
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