Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Five Ways to Use Children's Picture Books

by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) (follow)
I'm a freelance writer living in the beautiful river town of Mannum in SA, dreaming of the day I can retire from the 9-5 to write full time.
Tips (47)      Children (53)      Preschool (21)      Preschoolers (19)      Top tips (17)      Creativity (10)     
When our children are small and not yet at reading age, we give them picture books. These are invaluable for teaching them about the concept of a book - what they are, how to use them, how we can learn from them, and, hopefully how to care for them.



Mother Reading Book with Baby
Image courtesy of jamphong/freedigitalphotos.net


Once our child begins to read, however, we tend to discard or pack away the picture books and replace them with those that have written stories, but there are other ways we can use picture books with children of just about any age.

Here are five ideas for using children's picture books:

1. Use the pictures as a basis for constructing a story. You could involve your child in naming the characters, giving them each a back-story. Help children to write the story, or write it for them.



Mother Reading Book with Baby
Image courtesy of Jessica at Quirkybookworm.com


2. Use the pictures for an art project. If you don’t want the books ruined, pick some up at a thrift shop at a bargain price. Your children can decorate and enhance the pictures, use them for tracing practice or simply cut them out to use for making collages.

3. Favourite pictures from the book can be framed as artworks on your child’s wall. You can pick up lovely frames from thrift shops and paint or decorate them to match the décor.



Mother Reading Book with Baby
Image courtesy of hotfrog.com


4. A favourite page can be laminated and used as a place-mat.

5. Books with realistic pictures or photos of toys can be handy for labeling. For example, if your child has a basket or box of toy cars, cut out a picture of a car and paste it on the front of the box. The same goes for blocks, dolls – anything. This will help your child to find the right box easily.



Toy Baskets with Picture Labels
Image courtesy of spontaneousday.blogspot.com.au


If you can't bear to part with your child's picture books and don't want to damage them, be sure to store them in a cool, dry place to preserve them for your children's children.


#Children
#Preschool
#Preschoolers
#Tips
#Top Tips
#Creativity
I like this Article - 3
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo)
All kids are special, we know that, but do our kids know it? As busy parents, it’s not always easy...
255 views
All children like to play dress-ups
158 views
Today I watched a woman walking along the footpath with her eyes on her phone, while her two young...
132 views
Some children have a naturally active imagination and storytelling comes as easily to them as play...
136 views
As parents of young children, life can be pretty hectic
217 views
This weekend I picked up my grandchildren for a sleep-over
203 views
view all articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo)
Articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) on Other Hubs
There’s no denying that youth has its advantages
263 views
Downsizing your life may seem like a pipe dream, and just the thought of working out how, when ...
490 views
ID: 27135
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
4313 views
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
10221 views
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
8366 views
Most preschoolers love telling jokes but don't always 'get' the punch line or might instead tell...
by Jane
2115 views
IPads are a great way to keep kids busy on long journeys or while waiting for appointments
by Jane
1604 views
I love crystals and have a few in my collection, so when junior got a Crystal Growing Kit for Christ...
1766 views
Stealth ones, smelly ones, side leakers and back shooters are just a few different types of baby poo...
1237 views
Going camping with a baby can be a daunting prospect
by Jane
1921 views
I've flown with British Airways before, but generally have opted for other airlines due to cost...
753 views
As the school holidays in Australia reach over the halfway point and the new school year beckons, pa...
229 views
Categories
Parenting (156)
Play (88)
Tips (47)
Eating (32)
Travel (27)
Safety (23)
Sleep (11)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version