March Madness (For Reading!)

Posted on February 23, 2018
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Even though the confetti hasn’t quite cleared from the Super Bowl parade (GO EAGLES!)—basketball fever is about to sweep the nation. Here are a few fun things to do after the game to help your child with reading:

  • Play a game of “HORSE.” The first person to miss a shot gets a letter. After a few rounds, try spelling out harder words.
  • Make your own mascot. Draw your character and write their story. Where are they from? What’s their favorite cheer?
  • Dribble A to Z. Practice the alphabet while dribbling. Back to ‘A’ if you drop the ball.
  • Beat the vocab shot clock. Set a timer and see how many words you can write together in 30 seconds. Try to beat your high score.
  • Blaze through basketball bios. Head to your local library and check out a book on your favorite player. How about those 76ers?

A an animated purple adult figure reads a book with a blue child figure

Your child’s love of reading begins with you—and, as they say, teamwork makes the dream work.

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