Use the power of pictures to be a better reader. Use family pictures for young ones to retell things that happened when you were at a reunion or traveling. Have your younger child retell picture books you have read together by flipping through the pictures. Even if he/she changes the story, be sure to listen to the tale. With older children, ask them to tell you what was happening in the story by sharing and explaining an illustration.
Africa offers widely varied plants, animals, and geographic features. Children love to read about and imitate its lions, elephants, and camels. Africa also has perhaps the greatest variety of countries, cultures, and religions of any continent outside of Asia. Other elements of Africa’s unusual palette include dangerous insects, snakes and diseases, and its history has included political upheaval and cruel behavior among humans. The books of Africa are guaranteed to yield experiences like nothing you’ve read or heard about before. The adventure is waiting!