Reading books with your kids is GREAT no matter how you do it! But have you ever wondered if there was a way to super-charge your reading time together? There is!
When you're reading, try sneaking in vocabulary that teachers and librarians use. Your children will do better in school when they understand and use these words related to books and reading, so a little effort on your part now will pay off big for you kiddo later on!
Here are some of the terms teachers use when they discuss books and reading with their primary school classes:
Title * Front cover * Back cover * Pages * Spine * Fiction * Non-Fiction
Author * Illustrator * Table of Contents * Characters * Setting *
Problem * Solution * Beginning * Middle * End
Library (a home library, child’s personal library, school and public library all are libraries!)
Title Page (the paper page inside the book with the title & publishing information is a quick way to find out when a book was published.)
Newbery Award (check your state/school district for additional book awards. Texas has an annual "2x2 List" for primary students. The Theodore Seuss Geisel Award is another to look for when reading to young kids.)