Did you know Stuffies can help children learn to read?
Stuffies do not care about difficulty sounding out words or missing a word or getting frustrated. They are designed to listen quietly.
One way parents have discovered to help children learning to read is take a stuffie to the library and leave it for a sleepover. The stuffie job is exploring the library to look and read and listen to books specially picked for the child. Pictures are taken of the Stuffie reading favorite books so when
Children take their toys to a library for the night and drop them off before going home.
The animals then ‘search’ for books they want to read in the children’s absence – staff and volunteers take staged photos of the animals exploring the library and reading together.
The next day, the children collect their stuffed animals and the photos of what they did during the night.
They’re also given the books their animals ‘chose’ to read.
After you have read the story once aloud and talked about the chapter, read the chapter again.
When you reach a word you and the child are practicing, keep your finger in place, pause, and allow the child to indicate the word with a sign, blink, click, breath or motion you have selected. Please do not do this with emergent readers as it will confuse their thinking process and the flow of listening to the story.
Act out the story as it unfolds and take turns doing what the characters are doing.
Host a “Once a Month Evening Read-In” Choose a book, add some pizza or popcorn.
Students can bring Stuffies and wear pjs.
Invite parents, community members, local television, author, or local sports figures to be mystery readers.
Unveil the book for next month during the read-in.
Run a “Get Caught Reading Raffle” – every time a teacher ‘catches’ a student reading the student gets a ticket and goes into the draw for a weekly prize.
Have a book drive for your local police station of children’s books so they have a selection of books for children in crisis.
Raise money with a Read-a-Thon Instead of spending time selling overpriced fundraising products, students focus on reading. Students commit to completing 10 reading sessions, ranging from 10-30 minutes a day for 10 days. They can choose any book they want to read. Readers build personal Read-a-thon pages that they share with friends and family using social media, email or text. Those friends and family are asked to support the reader by making a one-time online donation. https://www.read-a-thon.com/
Join the Little Free Library program. Little Free Libraries inspire a love of reading, build community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. If you have public transportation set up your Little Free Library near the bus or train stop. https://littlefreelibrary.org/
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