Reading in 3D

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Today’s Magic Moment
If 2D reading is about reading what’s on the page, 3D reading is all about making the book come alive. Here’s how to bring books to life:

Great questions to make every book more fun:

  • Why do you think he did that?
  • What do you think is going to happen next?
  • How do you think she’s feeling right now?
  • What’s that a picture of?
  • How is this making you feel?
  • When the book says ______, do you know what that means?
  • Has anything like that ever happened to you?
  • Can you find a “P” on this page? How many can you count?
  • What do you think that word might be?

Board books vs. bored books
Even the best books can start to get old on the 50th go-round. Try singing, or even rapping, them to keep them fresh.

For inspiration, I give you the awesomeness of Ludacris performing “Llama Llama”:

Ailen is the Managing Editor at ParentsTogether. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two spirited boys.