I love reading to my children. We find ourselves cuddled up in the chair reading books several times a day. If you have a favorite title, a great way to extend that book is to create an activity based on something that happened in the story.
Today I read The Gingerbread Man to Lani and my other child care children. To extend that story we baked our own gingerbread cookies. While baking the cookies we talked about the book. What were their favorite parts? Singing the silly song. Discussing if cookies could really run and talk.
Here are some pics from our morning!! (oh yes, I washed the table before rolling out the dough)
Wendy is a wife of 9 years to Michael and a Mommy to Wesley (8) and Lani (2). She owns her own home child care business in central NH and spends her days taking care of children so she can be home with hers. Wendy is passionate about photography, creating scrapbooks, reading, crafting and her family. They spend all their free time hiking, exploring, playing games, and just finding ways to be together. Wendy also loves being a part of the blogging community over at Wesnlani.
Amy Bellgardt is a wife, mom, lifestyle & travel blogger, foodie, social media strategist, nerd, coffee drinker and founder of Mom Spark. Amy also manages Mom Spark Media, a social media marketing agency.