Here’s the skinny. . .
- Read Magic Tricks–Cool, Fun Focused Reading:
The teeny little magic instruction booklet that comes with this Magician Role Play Set is the perfect size for little hands, and the challenge of reading the text and following the instructions was just the right level for young readers.
This kind of activity takes reading to a different level. No longer are kids reading for pleasure; rather, they’re reading to make something happen. They’re reading to follow directions and understand the actions they must take in order to trick their audience.
It’s not easy.
And we had to work a bit together to read the text, practice, and re-read to make sure we understood.
The tricks are simple: pulling a rabbit out of the hat, making a coin disappear, and making a wand float in air.
And in that sense, I thought they were great for early readers like Cora.
After a lot of practice, she was able to perform.
Brady and I loved the show!
And because she’s tricky like that, she was quick to take her show on the road. . .
. . . even if the road was only her brother’s soccer practice. It didn’t matter. The kids loved it, and everyone wanted their turn with the cape, hat, and magic wand.
The kids absolutely loved the challenge of reading the magic trick how-to book so that they can put on a magic show for others.
Huge thanks to Melissa & Doug for creating products that get our kids reading and thinking and sharing the excitement with others!
fyi: I wrote this post as part of the Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador program. Melissa & Doug has long created rockstar products that nurture creativity and thought in our children, which is why I am so proud to be a part of this program.
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