You know I’m giving away 2 100.00 Gift Cards to Borders away right? Thanks to Borders’ Summer Reading challenge. They are Double Dog Daring you to encourage your kids to read all summer long. By reading 10 books, you and your child can receive a free book.
Double Dog Dare Summer Reading Program asks you to fill out the Reading Participation Form and run in to borders and pick out a book from their list of free books. To help you get your children reading we (Borders and I) are providing tips every week. Two weeks ago the tip was from Jon Scieszka, author of Robot Zot and Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka. Last week you had me and HarperCollins giving you reading tips.
This week the tip is from HarperCollins:
A good book lets your child’s imagination run free to visit new worlds. After your child reads a book, help him or her to use other creative parts of their brain and build the world even more by acting out their favorite scene from the book. It’s a great way to have family fun on a summer night, or to bring together your child’s friends on a rainy afternoon. Even better, video the performance and you’ll have a great memory to revisit later!
Here are a few tips:
· Have your child imagine what the book would look like as a movie
· Let them design what the scenery would look like
· Encourage your child to choose their favorite character, and explain why
· And have fun!
Reading has taken off with both of my children lately. My husband and I have been reading to the kids every night and now Miles will say, “read a book Mommy, read me a book” as soon as the covers are over him. Today I was taking a nap on the couch during nap time and Zoe brought a book with her when she got up from her nap and said, “Read me a story momma”. So of course as soon as my eyes adjusted to the lights on, I read her a story. I know how important reading is so I’m trying really hard to encourage reading in my house. I hope that you do to in your own house.
Borders and HarperCollins teamed to provided me a Borders gift card in exchange for my posts about the Double-Dog Dare Summer Reading Challenge. It does not affect the fact that I believe in reading to my kids.