Create an accordion-fold "My Story" book—an activity from the Planet Word Museum!
We talk a lot about the importance of reading with young children, but did you know that creating storybooks is also a great activity for building language and literacy skills?
Creating a book is an opportunity to talk about book-related vocabulary such as title, author, cover, and illustrator. Many great works of literature were created during quarantines, and here is your family's opportunity to add to that tradition!
Younger children can draw, scribble, or even add handprints to a book with washable paint! When talking about their scribbles, you can ask them what they "wrote" and then rewrite it underneath.
Older children may misspell words or ask you for help—what matters is that they are having fun with written language!
Check out the accordion-fold "My Story" activity from the Planet Word Museum!