Do your kids line up in a silent, still row and listen to you read aloud for hours on end?
I didn’t think so.
Having activities available to keep hands busy during read-aloud time is a “mom hack” that has blessed our household for years! Even my littlest ones will stick around during our longer read-aloud sessions when they have something to do while they listen.
Easy handicrafts like finger knitting or tube knitting
Colored pencils & paper (or print out coloring pages relating to your story)
Think cubes, stress balls, or fidgets
Gum to chew
Read inside a homemade blanket fort
Geoboards with rubberbands
Play with dolls
Paper collages (pre-cut construction paper and stick glue)
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