Happy Sunday everyone!
I hope you are all enjoying time at home with the kiddos, video chatting with family, and taking this time to relax (as
best we can right now). I would like to take this opportunity to share the children’s book I published (this time last year) with all of you.
If you are interested, there is a Reader’s Theater script (in my Teachers Pay Teachers shop) that corresponds with the story as well. This can be a fun way to act out what kids read in the story. For the next two weeks, I will have this script available for free on my site as well.
Scholastic.com has a really informative paper, written by Linda Cornwell, the national literacy specialist for the Paperbacks and Classroom Library group of Scholastic, Inc., discussing the many benefits of reader’s theater activities with kids of all ages. This is another article on the same website that goes into more detail about the effect reader’s theaters can have on reluctant readers.
We may be stuck at home for a few weeks, kids may be out of their typical school settings, but we can still have fun and learn. Older kids (4th grade and up) can try turning their favorite children’s books into short plays to act out, younger kids can participate and help make props… The learning possibilities are endless. Plays (and reading) can happen out in the yard, a tree house, a tent in the living room… You name it. All that matters is that you have fun!
Please enjoy these freebies with your kids. A lot of love went into writing Two Bros and a Babe for my own kids when they were 5 and 6 years old. It prompted me to start my own publishing company, and even lead me toward teaching with an emphasis on early childhood literacy. Through literacy, we can minimize high school drop out rates, lower substance abuse, and create a more educated future generation.