Have a kid-friendly progressive dinner party with 3 other families. Have each family bring and serve 1 kid-friendly course in their home and provides 1 activity for the children. SO FUN!
Plan at least 1 outing a month to a place you have never been. Watch airplanes near the airport, visit a flea market, go to a cookie or candy factory or visit a farm! Family bonding time is actually critical to learning because it helps build your child’s confidence and sense of family security which has been shown to translate into achievement in other domains of a child’s life.
This week’s activities will focus on fun family time. You will find activities which require a little planning, as well as activities that can be done “on the spot.” The idea is to set aside time to focus on your family and spend some fun, giggly, silly time together. For example, have a simple family contest! Who can spin a coin the longest? Who can make someone laugh first? Who can build the tallest Lego tower or house of cards? Take a picture of your fun and share it!
Hey mom and dad, we want to take a break from activities to let you know you’re doing awesome! We know that it’s hard work raising kids. Your hard work and dedication shows up in the 100 little things you do each day. Even if others don’t recognize it, we do! 🙂
Try “paired reading,” or reading out loud together. Have your child follow the words you are reading with a finger. If a mistake is made go back and reread.
Books with a lot of dialogue are good for “reading with expression practice.” Model using different voices for different characters and encourage your child to do the same.
Poetry is great for fluency practice. Poems have terrific rhythm and offer opportunities to read with expression. There are many child-friendly, funny poetry books!