Teaching children to enjoy reading is an important step for every parent to take. Books can not only be a great source of fun, but also help children to perform better in school. Unfortunately, it can take a little work to get children interested in reading sometimes; however, with a little effort, most children will love to read with a little encouragement, such as by having a book-themed costume party.
Children love to dress up, so costume parties offer the perfect encouragement to kids to read. Costumes come in almost every storybook character you could think of, from Harry Potter to Spot. Kids can get very excited about reading when they can take the story outside of the book and role play as their favorite storybook characters at a costume party. Book-themed costume parties are also a great way to turn annual celebrations, such as birthday parties, into an educational experience where everyone can dress up as a book character and get excited about reading new books.
You also do not need to spend a fortune on a costume. While it can be fun to buy an extravagant costume, many people have trouble affording expensive costumes; however, with books you get to decide how characters look. Many kid costume stores sell generic costume pieces, such as pirate eye patches and ninja swords, so you can create your own image of your child’s favorite book character. Kids can get excited about the costume party, and you can get excited about the educational experience it offers.