Reading Olympics 2022
Andrus Elementary PTA is excited to introduce the 2nd Annual Reading Olympics. This event unites the school in the spirit of reading with the goal of celebrating each student's progress and enjoyment of reading. This year the fundraising part is not included as funds were raised for the school in other ways.
How to Support Reading At Home
If your kids have a hard time reading, make it fun! Here are 10 ideas to make reading more enjoyable and convenient.
Keep books in the pockets of the car for reading during errands.
Read books aloud together as a family before bed.
Audio books (many picture books have a chime to know when to turn the page and follow along)
Bring a book to read at a restaurant while waiting for the food.
Bring a book to read while waiting at the Doctor's and Dentist's office.
Surprise them with new books from the library on a bookshelf.
Keep book on their nightstand.
Listen to audio books in the car and on road trips. Some of our favorites are Mr. Popper's Penguins, Harry Potter, A Wrinkle in Time, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, How to Train Your Dragon, Nate the Great, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang...
Make a cozy reading nook with a bean bag or a fun special reading snack (popcorn, goldfish, etc...).
Don't forget about magazines! My kids LOVE Highlights, Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic, Boys' Life, among others, and their favorite day is when they come in the mail for them.