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Rainy Days are for Reading!

Posted on 03-18-2016 | Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of West McKinney

There is nothing quite as exhilarating as the first days of spring. The fresh air, bright sunshine and wide-open spaces make the perfect stage for your child to have adventures of all kinds! Getting your child outside is one of the best ways to encourage your child’s imagination. The possibilities seem to be limitless! But what about the rainy days of spring when playing outdoors is either very limited or impossible? It may sound a little old-fashioned, but a great way to keep your child imagining and learning and growing during the rainy days is with a great book! While e-readers are a great and practical tool, we suggest using a book with pages that you can actually turn and interact with. If you have a toddler at home, choose his favorite board book to read. With older children, find an adventure-packed chapter book!

If you aren’t sure which books would be a good option, we’ve got a great list of popular children’s books to choose from. One of the best ways to encourage your child to read is by choosing books that include characters or topics he has shown an interest in. Does he like stories with superheroes? Cars? Trains? Pirates? With enough research you will definitely be able to find a few books that would pique his interest.

Instead of spending the rainy days in front of the TV or iPad, a good book is an excellent alternative for keeping your child engaged. You don’t have to stop at simply reading the book either, follow these three simple steps below to make the book come alive!

  • Read the book out loud – use silly voices to make it more interesting!
  • Act out the book (or chapter) and let your child choose who gets to be which character.
  • Ask your child questions about the plot or moral of the story to help her “get in the shoes” of the characters. “Why do you think they behaved that way?” “How do you think that made him/her feel?” etc.

Helping your child become an early reader is one of the best ways to encourage a love for learning. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of West McKinney, our staff team is committed to helping each child flourish in the classroom. From our exclusive STEAM AHEAD curriculum to our state-of-the-art facility, your child receives the best care and education in the McKinney, TX area! Our passion to provide The First Step to Higher Education™ ensures an environment that encourages children to use critical thinking skills and creativity! Contact us today for more information about how our programs can fulfill your childcare and preschool needs! 

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