For a wide range of ages, these kids’ activities promote independence and teach kids to find their own fun...something a work-at-home mom appreciates. See other kids’ activities in this series.
ReadingAge range: Preschool and up
Number of children: One or more
Type of activity: Fun for one, books, indoor activity
For kids who are new to reading, choose some wordless books, which might tell a story in all pictures or have visual puzzles. Also older kids can read to younger kids.
Whenever possible, preview your children’s reading material so you can elicit their opinions and ask questions about their reading.
Keep in Mind:
Reading while you work is an activity that should be about engaging the mind more than decoding the words. For a child who struggles with reading, let them read books below their level, if they will be reading while you are unavailable to help. Reading to a younger sibling can be a great way to get reluctant readers to pick up a book.
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