Millions of kids – and parents – are at home because of the safety measures brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. So, I’ve started my own You Tube Channel on which I will read favorite picture books and suggest an activity or two for after reading. Hopefully, seeing a real face doing the reading will help your child feel cared for by a teacher during these unsettling times.
As we are all adjusting to this new housebound normal, our children will become increasingly unhappy with being out of school. They miss the classroom routine, their teachers, and their friends. So, we can make a home schedule that includes their online school lessons and other activities like a You Tube real-life story read by me with suggested activities.
The story I feature first is one of my all time favorites: The Firekeeper’s Son by Linda Sue Park. I am attaching here a downloadable copy of a Read-aloud Guide that you may Guide Firekeepers Son want to have handy as you discuss the story with your child. Depending on your child’s age, you may want to work together to research Korea and help organize a craft activity. Please note that I use the best-practice reading model of Before, During, and After Reading activities.
This story is about trustworthiness. It takes place in ancient Korea as a small boy struggles to make an important choice when his father is injured. It opens the door for lots of conversations and valuable life lessons. I hope you like it. Stay tuned for more stories to come soon. “Happy Reading!”
Please let me know if you have difficulty getting the viceo. This is a new platform for me and I think I got it right!