Please, Read to Me!

By FPL_Suzanne

Who doesn’t like to be read to?  Children especially love being read to, even if it’s their favorite book over and over again!  One of the best ways to foster our kiddos love of reading as well as strengthen their pre-reading and reading skills is to read to them.  It's summer and the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge is happening at Frisco Public Library.  I can’t think of a better time to grab a book, cuddle up, and read!  Here are a few tips to make the most out of that time together:

  • Read when everyone is in a good mood and ready for a story. Don’t worry if your little one is fussy and doesn’t want to be read right then.  Try again later.  Also, you don’t always have to finish the book (or chapter with an older child) in one sitting – pick up where you left off the next day.
  • Make the most out of animal sounds and other noises in a story. Roar loudly like a lion or sniff quietly like a bunny.  Have your child join in the banter!  Check out these fun reads in our catalog:

Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming

Hello, Day! by Anita Lobel

Can You Growl Like A Bear? by John Butler

  • Who said you have to sit when you read? Move!  Some books that can help with that are

Freight Train by Donald Crews

Move! by Steve Jenkins

Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig

Don’t forget your older children – they like to be read to too!! ?

For more “Read” activities, check out the Read to Me Badge in our Mayor’s Summer Reading program and have fun together!