The timing of International Read to Me day plays even more significance it seems right now. Beyond having your child simply pick up a book and force them to read, how about putting some creativity into it!
First off, make a book! Simple supplies around the house such as printing paper, cardboard, card stock, crayons, markers, string etc. can help you create it. Follow this link to show how you can make a super sturdy one. (Note: let the adults be involved for the hot gluing.)
A Mystery Bucket is a great way to help determine the subject of your book. Throw in small objects such as cars, figurines and even candy. Let them reach in the bucket and pull something out. Voila! That's the subject of their book. They can either draw all the pictures or have them go through old magazines. Another fun spin on this is putting names of family members in the bucket to pull out. Whichever name you pull out, is the subject of your book. These could get extremely silly and entertaining.
(Seriously, it's funny!) At Christmas, I bough my son Bronson a personalized book by wonderbly.com Basically it's a Where's Waldo type book but it features the story all based around your child! It's a little pricey but something you will have for years. You can even write a personalized message.
However, could you imagine how awesome it would be if Olaf read to you? Ok, it's the voice of Olaf, actor Josh Gad. Every night on his Twitter account, he reads a story. Click this link to check it out.
Did you know that you might qualify for free books to be sent to your home? That's right, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has been doing it for years. Go here to see if your home qualifies! If so, it's one free, quality book a month, from birth until they go to school. Simply go to imaginationlibrary.com.
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