Fun reading activities with grandchildren will give them fun memories to share with their children. You will set an example they will carry on as parents and grandparents.
Isn’t it exciting to first watch your grandchildren learn to read? First, they’re singing their ABCs to you and then, before you know it, they’re reading to you! Emily is learning to recognize her ABCs and Kaitlin is reading books, signs, math word problems, and toy sale fliers!
Fun Reading Activities with Grandchildren
Fun reading activities are always a great way to bond with grandchildren. When we visit on Saturdays, we make a game of reading activities that show off what they’ve both learned over the past week. The girls take turns being the teacher. They think it’s great teaching Nana, the teacher, to read. Of course, I love being their student. I get to be the silly student and they get to teach me how to be a good student.
Our fun reading activities also gives us a great opportunity to read books to each other. Emily pretends she’s reading by telling us a story to go with the pictures and Kaitlin plays her best role of “big sister” while reading one of Emily’s books to her. Activities such as these are great to bond with grandchildren while helping them learn.
|I found an activity book Bonding While Learning by Gary Lee Kosman and Grace May Chiu. — Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (Summer 2007) that I thought you might be interested in. Read the review below…|
iParenting Media Awards Review
Bonding While Learning does a fabulous job of giving parents and grandparents a wide range of ideas to incorporate reading into everyday fun and games which in turn helps them bond. It is broken down into easy chapters, gives wonderful hints on keeping things fun and engaging, is very positive and overall very motivating for both parent and child. I appreciated that all materials were included for each activity. The advice given is very specific and age appropriate and gives ideas for different stages of a child’s development. It would be a very valuable tool for anyone who was wanting to teach preschool children at home. Also, the tips on teaching children who are learning English as a second language were very helpful. And the tips at the bottom of the pages incorporating reading into every day life were very helpful. Really made me as a parent think about how to make reading not only fun, but a daily practice. It was all around a wonderful tool! — iParenting Media Awards Reviewer (May 2007)
Learning should be fun to hook the young ones into the enjoyment of life-long learning. Keep it light, keep it fun. If you find frustration is creeping into the activity, switch to some other form of play. Don’t over do it…come back to the fun reading activities some other time. Keep it fresh and alive!
I second that, Clark! It should be required reading for grandparents.
VERY good resource for those of us with grandkids!