Reading to Elf is a great elf idea for emergent readers. Have your child enjoy an Elf on the Shelf read aloud and read their favorite book to Elf and their stuffed animals. Plus download a miniature Elf on the Shelf book so Elf can read along. New creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
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Having an Elf on the Shelf is a perfect time to fostering reading in toddlers and emergent readers. With your Elf Doll, you can encourage your child to practice reading.
Elf on the Shelf Book
We encouraging reading with our Elf on the Shelf idea for toddlers and kids. Adding an Elf on the Shelf Note – will you read me your favorite book? we ask a child to read aloud to the Elf.
Early reader tip: Did you know one of the best ways your child can practice reading is reading aloud to stuffed animals or their Elf doll. This eliminates fear and anxiety about reading aloud and also eliminates embarrassment when your child stumbles on a word. As we know, elves can’t talk and are great listeners.
- The Elf on the Shelf Doll
- Elf on the Shelf Book
- Pen or Marker
- Your child’s favorite book
- Optional: Elf on the Shelf Book PDF
Elf on the Shelf Read Aloud
Another way to incorporate the love of reading through Elf on the Shelf is with an Elf on the Shelf read aloud. Record your voice reading the Elf on the Shelf book and let your child press play and listen over and over.
Or find the Elf on the Shelf book online. Visit YouTube Elf on the Shelf read aloud and hear the Christmas story from Ms. Gallina.
This is the original Elf on the Shelf book and will remind your child frequently asked Elf on the Shelf questions like – Who is the Elf on the Shelf and why does he visit.
Elf on the Shelf Printables
Want easy Elf ideas? Our most popular Elf on the Shelf printables can be found in our Elf Store. Shop Elf costumes, our Elf Twister board, Jokes for Kids, our Magic Shrinking Machine and so much more!
Free Elf Printables
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We are back, so is the Elf on the Shelf! If you have been with us a long time, you know we have brought you a new Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily (in the months of November and December) for the past seven years. You can view our Elf on the Shelf Master List for a full list of ideas including every idea we have ever done.
For many of these Elf on the Shelf ideas, make sure you have an elf that can bend. You can do that easily with our Bendable Elf on the Shelf tutorial. You also can shop our collection of Elf Printables for ideas to cover the entire season!
Elf on the Shelf on Social Media
Save these ideas because you will want to stay up to date on these ideas each Christmas season. We do our best to mix up easy and hard Elf on the Shelf Ideas.
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Elf on the Shelf Pinterest Boards
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Our goal, to make Elf easy for you!
What is Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a elf doll. The book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Elf’s visits. The Elf visits each Thanksgiving. He/She goes and returns from the North Pole each evening. Every morning he can be found in a new location in the house. The Elf has been found in the refrigerator, fishing in the toilet, writing messages on the mirror or hanging from the lights. It is VERY IMPORTANT, the Elf is not touch each evening or his Christmas magic will be lost! Each family is able to name their special elf. The elves return to their home (Santa’s North Pole Work shop) every Christmas Eve. An Elf’s Story can also be found on DVD.
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