Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Quick Tips: Picture Book Month

November is Picture Book Month, and today Michelle Lazurek, author of Daddy, Am I Beautiful, shares about reading picture books with your child.

November is Picture book month.  Emilie Buchwald said, 

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." Here are 

some ways to increase your reading time with your kids, while 

enjoying quality time with them as well:

·        Set a Timer- Carve thirty minutes out of your schedule a night to read to your kids. It could be a couple of picture books or a longer book, whatever you feel your child can handle.
·        Evoke the senses- in this media saturated age, Kids love things they interact with. Let your child turn the pages and feel the texture of the paper. Let them imagine what else is going on as they look at the pictures. Make up voices for each character, or let your child make up the voices. Throughout the day, use that characters voice so they can reflect on their time with you as a positive experience. 

·        Write a story- Get a piece of paper and create your own story with your child. Make up the characters, story, etc. The sillier the better! It can be a sequel to the books you have read together, or a completely new story. This helps develop critical thinking skills and promotes creativity. 

You can connect with Michelle on her author page.
You can order Michelle's book, Daddy, Am I Beautiful? HERE

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