Stories to Grow By
June 2023 Newsletter
In this edition: Stories to Grow By talks about reading & action and showcases the story "The Little Mermaid"!
Reading Followed By Action
New research on supporting reading with activities
Reading to kids is one of the best things you can do to help them learn and grow. It exposes them to new words and concepts, helps them develop their imagination, and teaches them about the world around them. But did you know that doing reinforcing activities along with reading can make the experience even more beneficial for your child?
There are many different reinforcing activities you can do with your child, such as:
- Making crafts. There are many different crafts you can make that are related to the books you are reading. This is a great way to help your child to visualize what they are reading and to make connections between the book and their own life.
- Playing games. There are many different games you can play that are related to the books you are reading. This is a great way to help your child to remember what they are reading and to practice their problem-solving skills.
- Going on field trips. If possible, take your child on a field trip to a place that is related to the book you are reading. This is a great way to help your child to understand the book better and to make connections between the book and the real world.
- Research has shown that doing reinforcing activities along with reading can have a number of benefits for children, including:
Increased vocabulary. When children are exposed to new words and concepts through reading, they are more likely to remember them if they are also able to use them in activities. For example, if you are reading a book about animals, you could take your child to the zoo or pet store to see real animals. This will help them to better understand the words they are learning.
Improved comprehension. When children are actively engaged in activities related to a book, they are more likely to understand what they are reading. For example, if you are reading a book about a farm, you could ask your child to help you make a list of all the animals they see. This will help them to focus on the details of the story and to make connections between what they are reading and their own experiences.
Increased motivation. When children are involved in activities related to reading, they are more likely to be motivated to read on their own. For example, if you are reading a book about a character who loves to play sports, you could set up a game of catch or tag with your child. This will help them to see the value of reading and to want to read more books.
Reading to kids is a great way to help them learn and grow. By doing reinforcing activities along with reading, you can make the experience even more beneficial for your child. So get started today and see the difference it makes!
The Little Mermaid
June 2023 Featured Story
The Little Mermaid is sweeping away audiences once again with the live action re-imaging of the classic tale. Did you know that Stories to Grow By has our own version of The Little Mermaid? That's right!
The message of the story is that it is important to be true to yourself, even if it means going against the wishes of others. The Little Mermaid knows that she will never be truly happy if she is not herself. She is willing to give up everything she has in order to be with the prince she loves, even though she knows that it is a risky decision. In the end, she learns that it is more important to be true to herself than to be with someone who does not love her for who she is.
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