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Make reading time more connecting with a list of questions to ask your kids after every story you read together. The questions will help you start meaningful conversations and use story time as an opportunity to get to know your kids better.
- the printable bookmark template (you can download it at the bottom of the page)
- stickers or drawing supplies for the kids to decorate the bookmarks
- (optional) ribbon.
How to prepare this activity
- Print the bookmark template at the bottom of the page.
- Cut out the two sides of the bookmark.
- Invite the kids to decorate the empty side of the bookmark by adding drawings or stickers. (You can create one bookmark for every child or just one bookmark for all your kids to decorate together.)
- Glue the two sides of the bookmark together.
- (optional) Laminate the bookmark for more durability. Punch a hole at the top and add a ribbon.
- Then choose one of the picture books your kids like and read it to them.
- At the end of the story, ask your kids the questions on the bookmark and enjoy their answers!
How to turn this idea into a habit
You can use this idea for a one-time activity, but you can also turn it into a habit that will help you connect with your kids during story time.
Store the bookmark on your kids’ bookshelf to have it on hand every time you need it.
Every time you read a new picture book to your kids, use the bookmark to ask them questions about the story and the characters. The questions will help you start meaningful conversations and use story time as an opportunity to get to know your kids better.
Click the link below to download the printable: