Our family loves to go on adventures especially in the woods on our property. Almost every weekend the boys ask to go on a walk in the woods, or down to the creek to play. Of course, living in the country has its perks of being surrounded by nature and letting our boys learn and play.
Last year Ty was not interested in reading no more than he had to and as a parent, I was told not to force him. He knew how to read he just showed no interest. This year is a totally different story. I am so proud of him for his love of reading. He always has a book in hand and over the weekend I found him sitting in the grass away from his brothers reading his new book and enjoying his new drink.
After a long week of work and school who isn’t ready for an adventure or fun activity?
Even when the boys aren’t in school one of my favorite adventures is letting the boys choose a book to read to me while we are outside. Sometimes we sit in the grass, on the porch, by the creek or even take a trip to a park nearby. The options are always endless because the kids can read anywhere.
The information is out that reading is important and it is best to start from being together as a family. Kids want to be kids and we believe in our family that we should have adventures as a family.
Here are 5 ways you can have an adventure in literacy with your family this week.
- Make sure you have a place in your house where you can read a book simultaneously as a family. It does not need to be fancy at all, but it should entice your children to want to read. Have books that they enjoy reading in the reading area, as well as something for you as parents to read.
- Create an atmosphere of literacy. Take them to the library often. Check out a book or two this week. Look at the schedule for classes happening at your local library. If there is anything you can do as a family try that this week.
- While you are at the library, find a fun cookbook. Use it to teach your children how to read, by having them read aloud the list of ingredients in a recipe and cook the item together as a family.
- Have a family journal. Write notes to each other. Have every member of the family do something. Even small children can scribble something, all attempts at writing and reading should be praised. You can translate the message underneath if it isn’t legible.
- Have dinner at your local Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut was founded on the idea that pizza night should be special.