• Let them be in charge if they will. When using make-believe as a learning activity, give the children the tools, costumes, props, and the scenario and then let them take off with it. Most children are much more proficient at pretending than adults are. They are in their element, let them be the boss.

  • Listen and learn. Here is a perfect opportunity for you to take a glimpse into your child's mind. Often when my children are pretending, I find out what they are thinking. And occasionally when someone is the mother, I find out what they think about me. Sit back and enjoy listening to your children. Watching them pretend is one of the most entertaining pastimes you'll find.

Few things in life are more fun and rewarding than curling up on the couch with your kids and a good book. If you truly want your kids to learn to read well, then READ TO THEM EVERY DAY! There is no better way to teach your kids that reading is fun and interesting.
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