Reading Tip #12: Find or pick books about relatable topics for your kids; i.e. we were going to the beach this summer, so we checked out several books about going to the beach and animal life found at the beach. (Scaredy Squirrel Goes to the Beach, National Geographic: Tidal Pools, Beach Day)
Reading Tip 11:
Read nonfiction books with your child that address their interests AND help them make real life connections.
*(Text-world connections are what they're called.)
1. The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything
by: Linda Williams (*see my Instagram post for more details on this cute book that has long been a favorite of mine!)
2. Room on the Broom
by: Julia Donaldson
3. How Many Pumpkin Seeds?
by: Margaret McNamera
by: Cynthia Rylant
5. Five Little Pumpkins
by: Dan Yaccarino
Reading Tip #10: Use your finger, or another prop (like a finger flashlight) to point out words as you read.
I'm Katie Storey. I'm a former elementary school teacher (4th grade was the grade I primarily taught) & I love reading!