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10 Ways to Experience Books with Kids

By Mari Hernandez-Tuten |

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“Reading is dreaming with open eyes.” ~Author Unknown

And there is nothing better than dreaming with your child as you dive into a new adventure together. Our home school curriculum pretty much has us learning and teaching all of our U.S. History using some of the classics and other great books. I must tell you, my favorite time of our day is when we sit together on our long couch by the window and soak up the afternoon sun as we enjoy a good book.

Here are 10 Ways to Experience Books with Kids:

1. Reading fort – Find a fun and comfy place to enjoy your book.

2. Reenact a book – Let the dramatic side of you come out as you take turns reenacting a scene from a book.

3. Different accents – Take turns reading using a different accent or an understandable silly voice. We love doing this. Country, British, Opera…

4. Writing – If your child enjoys writing, have them write a letter to the author (even if you’re not going to send it) sharing with them what they loved about the story and other details.

5. Cooking – Yes, you read correctly, cooking is a great way to enjoy a book together. You can cook a recipe from that era, place, or meal mentioned in the book.

6. Books can inspire pretend play, so let the book take your playing to another level.

7. Go on a trip or virtual trip – Explore the area that your book takes place in. If it’s nearby, take a trip or go online and research interesting facts about the area.

8. Art – Have your child draw a scene from the story, or just let them explore with paint after reading the book and let their mood take their painting to another level.

9. Dress up – You can dress up in costume or bring props that help the book come alive for the both of you.

10. Read in an unusual place – Don’t just save reading for bedtime. Read during the day and find fun places to enjoy a book together. Take it outdoors if the weather allows.

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About Mari Hernandez-Tuten

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Mari Hernandez-Tuten

Mari Hernandez-Tuten is the creative director and editor of Inspired by Familia, an online magazine where she hopes to inspire you to: Create, Live, Laugh and Cook! She is also a freelance writer, wanna-be Martha Stewart, and painter. She is far from being Martha in every way, but she still aspires to create irresistible recipes, decorate her home with panache, and partake in crafts with her kids. Read bio and latest posts → Read Mari's latest posts →

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