We love to watch children enjoy themselves. It’s a pleasure to see their smiles and accomplishments, but with today’s economy a critical concern, for some, is the cost of their child’s beloved activities. No worries, because there are activities that are fantastic, fun, and free. These activities will hone your child’s reading skills, will showcase a talent, will spark an interest, and will cause imaginations to soar! So let’s take a look.
- Your child can become a book reviewer. This is a great way to build a home library – the books don’t have to be returned.
- Your child can begin a Readers’ Circle.
- Become a published on-line author. Post your child’s stories, essays, and poems.
- Become a published on-line artist. Post your child’s art with children’s art galleries.
- Your child can be an on-line Cover Model.
- Your child can become a Student Tour Guide.
- Your child can become a Student Greeter.
- Your child can become CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Certified and start a Student Medi-Squad.
- Your child can become a Youth Loan Officer (it’s not what you think).
- Have your child can join a Gavel Club to improve their public speaking or get over the fear of public speaking.
Resource for the activity listed above
- For your child to become a book reviewer visit, www.teenreads.com, www.spaghettibookclub.org, www.kidsreads.com.
- Form a group of kids who like to read, seek out good books, find a location like a home or library, sit in a circle or at a round table and each child read a chapter. Teachers, older children may read to the younger in different classrooms.
- For your child to become a published on-line author, visit, www.kids-space.org, www.stonesoup.com, www.bookhive.org.
- For your child to become an on-line published artist, visit, www.stonesoup.com, www.artsonia.com, www.kidsonlinemagazine.com.
- For your child to become a on-line cover model, visit, www.parentingplus.com, www.justourkids.com, www.commercialkids.com.
- Volunteer to tour with new students at you school or at a children’s museum, or at a children’s theater.
- Welcome the Student Body and/or participants before school events.
- For CPR training classes, visit, www.americanheart.org.
- An Artist? Want people to see your child’s work? Start a loan program with cafes, children’s museums, learning centers, children’s gyms, children’s hospitals. These places need children’s art and your child needs to be seen. Have your child’s art on loan for 3, 6, or 9 month intervals.
- Help your child improve his or her speaking skills, visit, www.toastmaster.org.
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