When I was in the classroom, I used Bulletin Boards and displays throughout the year to get the kids excited about Reading. Now that I'm home, we try to do "door boards". I find they're just as exciting at home and can create enthusiasm for holidays, working on specific behaviors, and (of course) reading. The kids especially loved our Countdown to Halloween door and our Easy Advent Tree door.
I added a simple "We Love Books" sign to the door and then printed up a bunch of the hearts for the kids to use in different colors. The hearts are designed for all different ages. The ones that I'm using with my Daycare Kids just include the title, author, and why we love the book. Others include story elements like main characters, setting, and problem.
My oldest son gravitated to it right away and wanted to fill one in as soon as he finished his latest book. My 6-year-old is slowly coming around to the idea and likes that he can fill out more hearts than his brother because the books he is reading to me are shorter! Of course, the Daycare Kids love that we're going to cover the door in hearts and their parents get to see all the fun books that we're reading.
At the end of the month, I'll share the list of all of our favorite books!
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