Below are some good teaching and creativity related links. Also on this page is a list of ways to encourge your child to read.
Ways to Encourage Your Child to Read
Reward your child with a book rather than candy.
Begin visits to the library when your child is young.
Read to your child before bedtime. It is a wonderful bonding time and allows your child to relax.
Have a “family story time” each evening. Choose chapter books and take turns reading paragraphs or chapters.
Ask your child to retell the events from a book he or she has read. (They love to have parents show an interest.)
Have your child write a letter to his or her favorite character from a book he or she has read or you have read together.
Have your child draw and color a picture of that character.
Children love to illustrate their favorite part of a story. Have them write a sentence or two about the picture.
Design a bookmark.
Meet the author whenever possible.
Choose a scene from the book and design a diorama or pop-up picture.
Find out what your child is learning about in Science and Social Studies and together check out books on those topics.
Have your child make up a short skit using part of a story.