After you start reading, make a note of new or difficult words you or your children might have learned while enjoying the book. Write them on a slip of paper and put it on the refrigerator so you’ll remember to try to use them again. Then praise your child if you hear him/her using them in speech. Or you could write them on popsicle sticks and put them in a cup for a “use this word” game while you cook dinner.
The World of Music and the Arts
Nothing enriches life more than an appreciation of and participation in music and the arts. Books involving visual arts or music open the possibility of a life filled with sounds and images. Whether about specific artists, artistic movements, or great museums, these books delight us with the adventures of people just like us who have found wonderful means of expression. This month’s books let us experience many areas of artistic expression: painting and poetry, graphics and the rhythms of music, even play writing and architectural design. These books span different genres, as well: mysteries, romances, biographies, and non-fiction. Explore this TogetheRead to find an artistic experience to fit every taste in your family.