Welcome to this week’s #goplay Twitter Tips. Today, by special request from a reader who’s looking for ideas to use with her 8-year old son, we’re looking at :
Ideas to encourage reading and writing
#goplay Tip One: If you want kids to read make sure they have easy access to some fab, inspiring books: fact, fiction, stories, comics
#goplay Tip Two: Reading doesn’t have to feel like school, you can read anywhere: garden, park, beach. Pack a book with your picnic.
#goplay Tip Three: Comics are great for reluctant readers: they’re ‘cool’ & the visual prompts help comprehension.
#goplay Tip Four: Make use of your local library for oodles of new books & activities like the summer Space Hop scheme.
#goplay Tip Five: Give reading a purpose to have fun & make kids keen: read the recipe when baking, read instructions to make a model
#goplay Tip Six: Keep it short and sweet: a little blast each day adds up to a whole lot of reading over the summer
#goplay Tip Seven: Link books to a fun day out. Go to the museum and pick up a book on dinosaurs to read when you get home.
#goplay Tip Eight: Writing doesn’t have to be on a blank piece of paper, which can induce writers block in the best of us!
#goplay Tip Nine: Try writing with chalk on a wall, water painted on the patio, sticks in sand, glitter pens on a cute notepad
#goplay Tip Ten: Keep a multimedia scrapbook over the summer with photos, drawings and tickets – and a little writing each day too.
These are a few tips from me. What ideas can you share with our reader?
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