Have fun when sharing fun stories! The best way to ensure your child(ren) become lifelong readers is to make stories fun. This means letting go of any reservations you have and sing, laugh, add voices to the character dialog, etc. Kids love it and you just might find yourself having a good time as well!
Songs and Movement Activities:
Ten Little Puppies
1 little, 2 little, 3 little puppies,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little puppies,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little puppies,
10 puppies bark like this ... Woof, Woof!
(Repeat faster and louder several times)
Do Your Ears Hang Low?
Do your ears hand low? (pull on each ear)
Do they wobble to and fro? (wiggle ears)
Can you tie them in a knot? (rotate hands around)
Can you tie them in a bow? (tie hands in a bow)
Can you throw them over your shoulder like a continental soldier? (throw hands over shoulder)
Do your ears hang low? (pull on each ear)