For Children, acting out a book, or other activities is a way to expand imaginations, develop language, explore drama, promote literacy and build vocabulary.
So, are you using your children’s story books as a springboard into play? Children love books and want to read them over and over..and over! So use play as a way to expand and enrich their book experience.
Oh, and it is just plain fun!
Want to try something new and fun? Choose a book, for this post, lets choose, “The Three Little Pigs” by James Marshall.
Don’t have the book at home? NO worries, you can watch and listen to it (and others) on You Tube at “Nook Online Storytime.” use this link:
If there are too few children to act it as a play, how about this craft idea from pinterest?
If there are enough people, you can each have a role and act it out. Get some rolls of brown paper. These are great for many things (art work, wrapping paper, table covers) and draw/paint the walls for the little pigs houses (straw, stick, brick). Paper Plates make awesome masks!
Have fun, your child will love the hands on activity and YOU !
Coming Soon: tips for enrichment ideas in future blog posts:
“If You Give a Pig a Pancake” by Laura Numeroff
” The Mitten” by Jan Brett
“The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn
“Kieran the Pirate” by Cleo deLancey
If you have a book that you would like to see, or want ideas for, please leave a comment and I will do my best to find you some enrichment activities. Thank you.