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Week 1: Take a book walk

For this week you’re going to be previewing the book with your child. Watch the video to see how it’s done. 

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Day 1

Now that you’ve watched the video, take a book walk with your child! After taking the book walk, read the book with your child. Enjoy!

When your child is doing their alone time reading, remind them to “take a book walk” before they begin.

No book at home?

Here is an e-book for your child

K: It’s spring

1st: Big sister

2nd: Paleontology with penelope

3rd: Various

Activity (optional)

Have your child finish with 10 minutes of word game here

Word games

Day 2

Today when you take a book walk, try to “plant” one of the words from the book–that is talk about the word and what it means before you start reading.

When your child is doing their alone time reading, remind them to “take a book walk” before they begin.

E-books

Here is an e-book for your child

K: Bear draws food

1st: Is this a Wild Animal?

2nd: Katie takes a trip to the wild canyon

3rd: Ode to a donut oasis

Activity (optional)

Have your child finish with 10 minutes of word game here

Word games

Day 3

Today when you take a book walk, pretend to be the characters you see in each picture. Practice talking in silly character voices. See who can come up with the most interesting idea of what the characters are thinking.

When your child is doing their alone time reading, remind them to “take a book walk” before they begin.

E-books

Here is an e-book for your child

K: Animals wear hats

1st: Mr. bunny’s carrot soup

2nd: The four friends

3rd: Draw dragon dot eyes

Activity (optional)

Have your child finish with 10 minutes of word game here

Word games

Day 4

Today when you take a book walk, concentrate on asking your child about the events in the story. Ask things like:

How has the picture changed from the previous page?

What do you think may happen next? Why do you think that?

When your child is doing their alone time reading, remind them to “take a book walk” before they begin.

E-books

Here is an e-book for your child

K: I can do it

1st: The turnip

2nd: The woman runner

3rd: Cup bow snake reflection

Are you taking a book walk?

Are you taking a book walk with your child? Post a video and tag us!

Day 5

Today, instead of doing a book walk, play “Walk me through your favorite day.” Ask your child to close their eyes, and picture what happened on their favorite day. Then they can describe each part to you.

They could also picture what will happen tomorrow (or next week or a typical weekend day).

Then read a story aloud to your child.

When your child is doing their alone time reading, remind them to “take a book walk” before they begin.

Read a story aloud

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Are you taking a book walk?

Are you taking a book walk with your child? Post a video and tag us!

Week 2: I have another question

This week you’re going to ask your child questions that lead to a conversation after you’re done reading a book together. Watch the video for some ideas.

Day 1

Now that you’ve watched the video, let’s try it. Read and ask your child:

“What happened in this book?”

“Was that surprising? Why or why not?” 

Remind your child to ask themselves two questions as they read on their own–what happened in this book? What does it remind me of?

No book at home?

Here is an e-book for your child

K: A trip to the zoo

1st: Fair for everyone

2nd: Grandma always listens

3rd: The win-win club

Activity (optional)

Have your child finish with 10 minutes of word game here

Word games

Day 2

Today you’re going to talk about predictions. So first, look at the cover (or take a book walk!) and take turns saying what you think the book will be about. 

Then read the book. Talk about whether or not your prediction came true and why. Remember–it doesn’t really matter–it’s just fun to make a prediction and have a conversation.

Remind your child to ask themselves two questions as they read on their own:

What do I think is going to happen?

What actually happened in this book?

E-books

Here is an e-book for your child

K: Sammy’s Picnic

1st: Maria makes a snake (Create a free account)

2nd: Finding grandpa’s house (Create a free account)

3rd: Amy’s halloween secret (Create a free account)

Activity (optional)

Have your child finish with 10 minutes of word game here

Word games

Day 3

Today, take a moment to retell the story after you’re done reading. Read a short book and then ask your child to tell you what happened first, middle and last. Then ask them: How do you think the character felt in the end and why? Remember, you want to have a conversation.

Remind your child to ask themselves two questions as they read on their own–what happened in this book? What might the character be thinking?

E-books

Here is an e-book for your child

K: A trip to the circus

1st: The no tail cat

2nd:  Sophie’s rescue

3rd: Sophie’s rescue

Activity (optional)

Invite your child to listen (and follow along, if they are old enough) to a story on https://www.storynory.com/ and then retell it to you!

Day 4

Today, you’re going to focus on helping your child make a connection to the story. After you read a story together ask: 

Did this remind you of anything in your life? How so?

This reminds me of________. How does this story connect to that?

E-books

Here are some e-books for your child

K: Pumpkin, pumpkin

1st: The little rooster

2nd: I like to go exploring!

3rd: A sea turtle named yertle

Activity (optional)

Have your child finish with 10 minutes of word game here

Word games

Day 5

Play charades! Instead of retelling the story you read today, take turns silently acting out different events in the beginning, the middle and the end of the story. Try to act out the events in the order they appeared in the story.

If you’re doing this with a nonfiction text, act out interesting things you learned. Here is a great place to find nonfiction texts.

Remind your child to ask themselves questions as they read today.

E-books

Here are e-books for your child

K: Dragon goes to the farm

1st: First steps

2nd: Make believe box

3rd: Fixing my sister’s bike (Create a free account)

Activity (optional)

Invite your child to watch a clip from Planet Earth! Then they can tell you three interesting things they learned and why it was interesting.

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