Philips Sonicare
 
|

Read My Lips

Required:

  • Newspapers

Can you create memorable sound bites worthy of a politician?

Give your child examples of famous sound bites and talk about the events they help memorialize. Read newspaper headlines together, and see which of them are pithy and flashy enough to qualify as sound bites. Then see whether your child can improve upon the headlines to create unforgettable slogans or catch phrases.

Alternatively, cut a dozen or so articles from an old newspaper. Discard the headlines. Have your child create sound bites for each article on an index card to replace the headline. Your challenge is to match the sound bite to the article. Then turn the tables. See whether your child can match your sound bite suggestions to the same articles.

Who knows? Maybe well-crafted sound bites will turn all the stories that enter your home into good news.

|

From 365 TV-Free Activities You Can Do With Your Child Copyright © 2007, F+W Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, and F+W Publications Company. All rights reserved.

To order this book go to amazon.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Healthy Smile Checklist for Kids
Have better dental check-ups with this free printable checklist that helps keep your child flossing, brushing, and smiling! Brought to you by Philips Sonicare.

Kindergarten Readiness App
It's kindergarten registration time! Use this interactive kindergarten readiness checklist, complete with fun games and activities, to practice the essential skills your child needs for this next big step. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
Celebrate the environment by reading some of these great children's books about Earth Day, recycling, planting trees, and all things green!

Prom Dress Trends for 2014
Check out 2014 prom dress trends inspired by celebrities’ red carpet looks, but with a price tag under $100!