Can you tell what time period the story in the book you are reading is taking place? Is it a modern day story, perhaps a few years ago, or long, long ago? Maybe it is in the future. What is different about the time and place where you live, from the time and place in the story? Would you rather live now or then? Why?
Holidays and Celebrations
Although we think of Thanksgiving and Christmas when someone mentions holidays, this list includes other times when families get together for traditional foods and customs. These books incorporate family traditions and beliefs from around the world. Sharing in holiday preparations is a favorite activity for children everywhere. Extend your time together with our suggestions for activities after reading: cooking, making crafts, and sharing in holiday performances.