We all know how difficult it can be to maintain a child’s attention while reading a children’s book aloud. That’s where bookish play comes in handy! Bookish play is a great way to introduce new children’s books and keep kids engaged with the story.
Bookish play is exactly what it sounds like — any play-based activity centered around a book. Fun, interactive activities based on children’s books can spark kids imagination, curiosity and creativity while really bringing the story to life. Bookish play allows children to gain a deeper understanding of the story, helps expand their vocabulary, and provides opportunities to practice sequencing and story retelling. Some examples of bookish play include:
Heather read the story of Guion The Lion to her son and encouraged him to use his imagination to create “recyclable art.” Interested in doing this activity with your kids? Follow these steps and watch this video for inspiration.
Step 1: Gather recycled materials, loose parts, and art supplies.
Step 2: Read “Guion The Lion” to your little learners.
Step 3: Encourage your little learners to be creative with the recycled materials and supplies to design something truly “fantabulous.”
Step 4: Watch their creativity and imagination unfold!
We’d love to see what your little learners create with recyclable materials! Share a photo on Instagram and tag @curious_b.e.i.n.g.s and @stop.drop.andplay!