Are you looking for an interactive reading activity to do with your child at home? If so, Reader’s Theater may be a perfect solution. Reader’s Theater is a great way for you to support your child with reading development while having fun at the same time!
Reader’s Theater involves children and parents (aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbors, cousins, etc.) reading aloud a simple script. Costumes, sets and movements are not necessary, although they can be added to enhance the experience. While reading a script, children have the opportunity to increase their reading fluency by rehearsing and reading aloud familiar material. Parents can encourage their children to bring their character to life by reading with expression. Children gain self-confidence and social skills by engaging in this type of shared reading experience.
A simple google search for Reader’s Theater scripts will provide you with many free scripts. However, you may want to try writing your own script based on something your child has read. Your child may enjoy writing a script about a favorite fairy tale or picture book. This interactive family activity will have countless benefits. Have fun!
Mrs. Merrill, M.S.Ed.Reading Interventionist860-449-5636