Love is so powerful, in all its forms! Love, by Matt de la Peña, perfectly embodies this concept! While reading, talk with your children about the different kinds of love shown in the book. Are there any scenarios that are familiar or unfamiliar to you and your child? “Remember that time you and I shared an umbrella to walk into the grocery store? I remember we were giggling at the sound of the rain falling on the umbrella! What else do you remember about that day?”
Elaborate on the concept of love by singing The More We Get Together, a fun song by Raffi!Learn the song by following this link: https://youtu.be/dirQWEe27Z8
Reading and sharing a story with your child is a wonderful expression of love. Showing love allows your child to feel secure to explore the world and take healthy risks that promote learning. Invite your child take a risk by asking them to “read” you the story. Prompt your little storyteller by asking open ended questions about what they see. “This page is so colorful, what do you notice about this illustration?” Or, “What do you like about this picture? Why?”
Have fun drawing together and make a “heart full of love!” Draw a big heart, or encourage your child to draw a big heart on a big piece of paper or a paper grocery bag. Invite your child to draw pictures of the things that they love inside the heart. Make sure to include things that your love! Promote print awareness and label the illustrations with words!
Join the Conversation!
Share your experience with Love and be entered into a raffle to win next month’s C2C Book Club title! For example, you could:
- Tell us about your child’s favorite part of the story.
- Send a video of you sharing the book together.
- Send a picture of you and your child drawing together!
@mwfbaz Our heart if so full of love! #storytime
Or email us your photo or video at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be creative! We can’t wait to see what you loved about Love!