Have you ever wondered what graphic novels are? Graphic Novels are similar to comic books, combining sequential art and text to tell a story. They can be fiction, non fiction, simple or complex.
Here are some easy ways to start reading aloud to your grandkids online or in person! When I read my first picture book on FaceTime to my grandchildren I had no idea it was an activity that would continue for weeks, then years. It has become a wonderful way for me to connect with my grandchildren weekly.
Look for little and big reasons to plan fun ways to celebrate reading together! Your children will probably have some good ideas. Let them help set some goals and choose the reward you will all share. So far we have planned two fun challenges and celebrations!
I’m always looking for illustrated chapter books to read to my grandchildren. If the illustrations are in color that’s even better! The length of the book and the illustrations are key to a good read-aloud experience.
Do you want to have meaningful conversations with your grandchildren? A simple question based on the book you read-aloud together can spark a fun discussion.
I started to read-aloud to my grandchildren online and in person for a few years ago. Since then I have learned a few things that make the read-aloud experience a positive one for my grandchildren and me. Here are my top 10 tips for read-aloud grandparents!
If you were lucky enough to have someone you loved read to you as a child, then you already understand the value of reading aloud to children! A child is never too young or too old to have someone read to them.
When I started reading aloud to my oldest grandson Kalepo he was 8 years old. He was already a good reader and enjoyed reading. I read-aloud to him a few times then he decided he wanted to read to me.
I love to go to the library! Libraries have so many books it can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know what book you want or where to find it. Luckily, libraries have lots of great resources that make finding and checking out books easier.
Read-Aloud listening activities often make it easier for children to pay attention to a story being read-especially when you start reading chapter books. When you start reading chapter books that have fewer pictures, listening activities can be very beneficial. They also make great gifts for your grandchildren!