Everyone knows that reading books to children is extremely important. Hopefully, if you have a child under the age of ten, you are reading to them at least once a day.
Many people take for granted the importance of reading books to children. This will create apathetic readers as they move into their teenage years.
Book. Child. Club. Month.
What do these 4 words have in common? Put them all together and you have a great way to inspire your children to read!
Start your child's own kid book club! And if you're in a reading group as well, that's one step better. Children learn best by imitating their parent's actions. If you read and show that you enjoy it, so too will they.
These kid book club ideas are applicable up through middle school-aged kids. Once they hit their pre-teen and teenage years, that's a whole different type of club - a book club for teens!
Your child, starting at a very early age, probably spends a great deal of time interacting with her peers. This is how she will learn the socialization skills necessary to survive in today's world. Why not take that kid play group and turn it into a children book club?
So what do you do as your child gets older?
First, you have to be in it for the long haul. This is a process that is developed over the course of years as your child grows and learns to read.
You continue this same form of interaction but increasing the child's involvement with age.
Once they are able:
Have them pick the book.
Have them interject parts they know.
Have them read a page.
Eventually, instead of reading books to children, you'll want them reading books to each other while the mommies just look on.
As your little ones grow, you'll want to incorporate activities that are fun and "game-like" around the reading circle. Here are a few favorites from mom's we know:
Remember, however you choose to create your kid book club, the most important thing is reading books to children! This alone will help them become better readers, and find their own love for it as adults.
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Feb 27, 19 07:01 PM
Hop over to our FB page and comment on the BETA BOOKERS post -- we are looking to start a test group for an online book club and want readers!
Feb 13, 19 09:21 AM
If you're crafty (and even if you're not!) here are a few fun book club favors to make it unforgettable.
Feb 13, 19 09:13 AM
If you want to put an interesting spin on your book choice, go for one of these book and movie combinations.