You can teach your kids how to read while you’re sitting down to breakfast.
You can teach your kids to read while you’re making lunches.
You can teach your kids to read while your family sits down for dinner.
It’s about making reading fun and making it part of your entire day.
Using the environmental print in your kitchen or dining room, and playing with the boxes, bags, and familiar items from foods and snacks, your kids will soon be reading. And they’ll be thrilled.
You don’t even need to tell them you’re teaching them to read; rather, just start playing.
Play with rhyme. Play with word hunting. Play with letters.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- 2 Easy Ways to Teach Reading at Mealtime: Though it might not be rocket science, these two ways you can teach reading at mealtime will have big pay-offs.
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And for more sneaky, fun ways of teaching reading, check out:
- summarizing: practice close reading a text
- literacy terms every parent must know
- top 2 tips for motivating kids to read
- critical thinking during read alouds
- make silent reading more meaningful
- 5 things never to say to emerging readers
- top 10 ways to talk to kids about books
- have a placemat party
- let’s eat. .. and read!
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Capitalizing on this time when kids are sitting down, taking in what’s around them is a huge must for parents. Let’s get reading!
What are some other ways we can sneak in reading at mealtime? Would love to hear your thoughts!
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