Do you find that your little ones are more likely to reach for the TV remote or game console, more willingly than a good old book?
Yes, I hear you cry! Well look no further, as Scholastic - US Publisher - share their top tips to turn the kids into the desired book worms and make reading more enjoyable and captivating.
Freshening up your childs reading material or introducing new genres can be a great start to boosting interest, keeping them engrossed and opening their imagination.
'Wizarding World' want to do exactly that by inspiring and engaging young readers throughout the school summer holidays with 'Harry Potter Reading Magic.'
This free digital hub will be a destination where children can discover more about Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and many other activities.
Parents can also get involved by getting inspiration and tips on keeping the kids entertained during the school holidays.
Top Tips to make reading fun:
Children deserve reading experiences that resonate with their joyful spirits, and their desire to explore and play. These three activities will help.
To help children become super readers, one persistent theme is the power and fun of reading aloud. It's a simple, yet transformative act that brings families together and helps little ones learn thoughtfully.
Make reading aloud a daily experience and use best practices to keep them engaged. As you read, stop to ask your child questions about the text – what shape is the scar on Harry’s forehead? Who is their favourite character so far? Which shops would they like to visit in Diagon Alley? Read with enthusiasm and expression by making silly voices, faces, and gestures to bring the text to life. Don’t be shy — the more dramatic the better!
Setting up an art station during read-aloud time is just one way to combine reading and writing with creative expression through art. Bring out the crayons, coloured pencils, paper and all other varieties of art supplies you might have, and have a child design their own cover for a book they love!
When it comes to Harry Potter-themed crafts inspiration, you can find fun create-at-home ideas on the Harry Potter Reading Magic hub!
Use new kinds of reading sources
Beyond the traditional reading aloud, stories can come from a variety of sources, including poems, oral tales, and wordless books!
Try to think outside of the box when it comes to reading and watch your child light up with excitement. Making reading fun fosters a love of reading and captivating our kids with great stories is where true magic lies.
To check out the reading hub visit; www.harrypotterreadingmagic.com
The Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone audiobook is now available to stream for free on Alexa from Audible beginning on June 23rd and throughout the month of July by saying: “Alexa, read Harry Potter Book One.”