Rainy Day Reading With Your Kids
The sky is gray, the clouds are dropping rain, and your ids are stuck inside bored. In this article we will discuss activities that will entertain your kids and make you the hero of the day.
ReadingThe easiest activity to do with your children on a rainy day is to read together. Gather your kids in a snuggly place with some of their favorite books. If your children are very young simply read to them aloud from a book. Make sure that you hold the book so each child can see the pictures. If you have older children take turns reading or even better allow them to read to you. Not only will this be quality time for you and it will also help boost your child’s reading skills.
Telling StoriesTelling stories is a great way to keep your kids busy on a rainy day and it will spark their imagination. A fun way to do this is by having one person start out a story. This person should tell the beginning of the story for a minute or two. The next person will pick up where they left off adding their own twist to the story. Keep these stories going around the room from person to person. You will be surprised by how funny and outrageous the stories may become.
Another fun way to tell story is to write out words on a sheet of paper. Be sure to include nouns (person, place, or thing) and actions words like wiggle, jump, and so on. Next cut each out and fold it in half. Place all the folded words into a bowl. Each storyteller picks a few words out of the bowl to incorporate into the story. Continue this until the bowl is empty of words.
At the end of the story have your children make pictures about the story that was made. These can just be simple drawings using pencils and crayons. This will help your child’s imagination grow. While they are drawing ask them what they liked best about the story.
Reading and telling stories with each other will turn a gloomy rain day into a chance for bonding and building a stronger relationship with your kids.
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