Another quickie from the land of no naps, teething, and colds.
It is of great joy to me how much LP loves her books. Initially I thought, “I will read to this child whenever and however much she wants.” Ha! It isn’t possible!
One of the many special things of her interest in books is witnessing the changes in how she interacts with the books both as physical objects and with the characters and storylines. AND now that she’s got some letter recognition – it is a whole new thing to read a book to her.
AND like any self-respecting toddler, repetition is her game.
So how to keep reading the same book over and over fresh? Or if not fresh, at least not maddeningly brain-dulling awful?
Here’s a couple of ideas:
- Read in an accent or funny voice the whole way through
- Pick a musical style and sing it (jazz, opera, broadway musical)
- Imagine you are the voiceover at a movie as you read in a dramatic voice
- Pick a movie or theater genre (documentary, film noir, western) and see how that influences your reading
When I use things from that list, I often try to switch it up every reading (except LP is a HUGE fan of the jazz-scat reading and often wants that one again).