Saturday, February 7, 2015
Reading is more fun with an audience
Kids enjoy reading to their parents. Listening to your child read is a great way to foster his love of reading. But when you’re not available, here’s the next best thing: Give your child an audience. Gather a few stuffed animals and dolls around him. They can listen while he reads. Later, ask your child about his audience’s reactions. “What was Monkey’s favorite part?” “Did Bear understand the main point?”
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Lights out! Start talking
In many families, there often isn’t much time for parents and children to talk. But as children mature, bedtime stories can turn into bedtime chats. There’s no time when kids are too old for evening chats. When the lights are out, a child who might not want to communicate during the day may open up. The bonds your communication builds will help your child make good choices at home and at school.