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Flower Mound, TX Preschool: Making the Most of the Rainy Spring Days!

Posted on 03-18-2016 | Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of North Flower Mound

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Spring always brings with it so much life and joy and hope! Gone are the cold, long nights of winter, it’s time for sunshine! Toddlers and preschoolers love having the opportunity to burn energy outside on the playground, at their preschool, or in their own back yard. Parents love spring time too because it provides many chances for quality time outdoors as a family. There’s no doubt about it--spring is a wonderful time of year! But what do you do on the cooler rainy days that prohibit a lot of outdoor play?

You don’t have to let the rainy days of springtime put a damper on this beautiful season! One way to avoid rainy day blues is through the tried and true old-fashioned avenue of reading a good book! Is your little one just learning how to read or maybe your child isn’t showing an interest in reading? Being creative with how you approach a story can help your child enjoy reading more! With a little bit of effort, you can make the rainy days of spring something to look forward to! Here’s how:

  • Find an age-appropriate book to read aloud - Whether you need to grab a thick board book for your toddler or a more involved chapter book for your budding preschooler or kindergartener, find a book that would have a plot that your child could follow.
  • Once you have read the book (or chapter of the book) aloud – ACT IT OUT! - Let your child choose their favorite character and you can fill in the gaps for the other characters. Make it as involved or as simple as you would like. Does your child enjoy crafts? Make some props! Do they like dressing up? Grab the sheets off the bed for a cape, a pillowcase for a silly hat and voila – you’re all set!
  • Talk about the plot or moral of the story. – Ask your child questions like “What did you learn?” “Why do you think that character acted that way?” “How would that situation make you feel?” etc. Getting your child to put themselves into the shoes of the characters helps solidify the lessons of the story and can help take reading from just recreational to life-changing.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of North Flower Mound we love encouraging early literacy in all of our students. Whether your child is a preschooler, toddler, or even a 6 week old we offer excellent programs and exclusive STEAM AHEAD curriculum! We also offer special programs, like music and fitness for our students. Contact us today to find out more about how we can meet all of your childcare needs!

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