At every opportunity, build enthusiasm for books and reading. Choose children's books with captivating text and artistic illustrations. Read stories with drama. Ask open-ended questions.
Tell stories, use flannel boards and puppets, write and reenact stories.
Visit the library often. Go to a bookstore. See how newspapers or books are written, compiled, and printed.
Choose an interesting topic and story. Ask an adult to help with any new words, or dictate your story to them.
On white paper, write and illustrate your story with Crayola® Washable Markers, Crayons, and/or Colored Pencils.
Make a cover with a file folder. Use Crayola® Scissors to cut it to book size.
Write the book title and author and illustrator's name (that's you) on the cover. Illustrate the front and back to encourage others to read your book.
Staple the book inside its cover.
Study the complex, geometric ornamentation of Islamic art. Discover intricate, authentic Zillij designs using math and a
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