Reading Everyday: Tips and Tricks From the Reading Interventionist
Over the holiday break please enjoy your time with family and friends. Here are a few ideas that incorporate meaningful reading and writing experiences with some holiday fun!
- If you are doing some special cooking or baking, invite your child to help. Have your child write the recipe to share with a friend or family member.
- Write thank you notes to friends and family.
- A traditional idea is writing a letter to Santa. Another step would be to add some persuasion to the letter and have your child explain why she/he would like a particular gift.
- Have your child help you wrap gifts and he/she can write the label of the person that it is going to this holiday season.
- Invite your child to address and write holiday cards with you.
- Pick a favorite carol and write the words of it together, incorporating letters, sounds, and sight words.
- Enjoy the lights of the season together and have your child sketch what he/she thought was most special. Then your child could write about it too.
- If traveling, play "I spy" games, rhyming games, or list words that all start with the same sound while in the car.
- Keep a journal of any fun activities to present to his/her class when we return on !
Most importantly, please take time to have conversations with your child, and cherish those memories!
For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.