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5 Ways to Make Reading Even More Fun

Want to to create lifelong readers and learners of your kids? Check out these 5 simple ways to make reading fun and teach them to enjoy reading!  These tips can be used for picture books or chapter books.

I know, sounds impossible, right?

Reading is already So Much Fun, how could we make it funner?!

Well, not everyone agrees with that.  In fact, my beautiful husband would disagree entirely.  So might some of your littles.  So how do we engage them, make them want to follow through on those 24, 240, or 863 pages of Awesome Fiction?  Well, I have some ideas.

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Story Time: EMT Morales-Clamshell Stretcher

Language, science, crafts, and snack activities for a Story Time featuring EMT workers in EMT Morales-Clamshell Stretcher

Oh, my friends, I have a new Glad to Do It! book for you this week, and I’m excited to tell you that this one comes with a giveaway!

I’m co-hosting a giveaway of 4 Glad to Do It! books along with my friends Lisa from Homeschool Insights and Joanne from Our Unschooling Journey.  The cool part?  When you include today’s Story Time, the giveaway is for all 4 of the J2B books for which I’ve created activities.  You can read Lisa’s entire post about the books here.

Are you pumped?  I am!  Let’s get to it!
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Story Time: Leaf Man (With Amazing Free Printables!)

Story Time: Leaf Man includes 29 pages of free printables, language, science, and craft activities, and a snack recipe for Apple Cider Biscuits

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert is one of my favorite-ist picture books ever.  Although it is an autumn book, it can be uses for leaf observation at any time of year.

The sweet story of the Leaf Man’s journey always makes me happy, and I’ve never met a kid who didn’t feel the same way.

When I worked at the library, I created a story time for the library a couple times with this book.  It lends itself so well to crafts and projects.

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Bridge to Terabithia Activities for Learning

Bridge to Terabithia Activities for Learning contains more than 75 activities for reading children to get a better understanding of the book. Great for homeschool or classroom.

We love Bridge to Terabithia.  We loved the film made from the book.  In fact, I’m betting Littlest watched that movie more than 100 times.  So we had to read the book.  It’s one of his favorite stories ever.

Katherine Paterson is an incredible children’s author.  She writes books that speak to kids and help them understand their own reality, but she also captures childhood so well that she transports even the oldest reader back to her pre-teen days (no, I’m Not the oldest. Stop being mean).

If you ask my boys, though, they will tell you that Bridge to Terabithia is hands-down their favorite.  I guess they identify with Jess’s artistic soul. Which is good, because I never want them to be the kind of men society is trying to mold Jess into.  I don’t want anyone to mold them into anything.  I want them to be who they are.
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