Literacy Craft: Grumpy Bird Feelings Puppet (LIBRARY MAKE)

A storytime-approved book with a matching craft?  It must be time for Library Make! This episode’s craft can help develop multiple skills in your child!  First up:  reading comprehension.  Talking about books you read with your child can be just as important as actually reading them.  Discussing what happened and why, what your child liked, […]

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DIY Literacy Crafts: LIBRARY MAKE’s 25th Episode!

It’s a three-for-one crafting special! Threading crafts are a fantastic way to improve fine motor skills, an important pre-writing skill for kids. Little hands need lots of practice, but don’t worry!  We’ve created three activities help your child increase their dexterity:  a yarn threading grid, some yarn-wrapped decorations, and a threaded yarn bag to hold it all. Watch […]

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DIY Literacy Tool: Light Table (LIBRARY MAKE)

Sensory play, or letting your child explore the world with their five senses through play, is a great way to heighten their early learning efforts.  Encourage your child’s sensory play by using a light table!  A light table is simply a table or box with a large surface backed by light.   Your child will […]

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DIY Literacy Game: KABOOM! (LIBRARY MAKE)

While you’re visiting with family and friends, it may seem hard to keep up with your child’s learning. For some family fun and literacy practice, try this game, “KABOOM!”  It’s simple to create, easy to modify, and will have your child (and their friends) practicing letter and word recognition while learning to take turns, play fair, and […]

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DIY Literacy Game: Name Turkey (LIBRARY MAKE)

Happy Thanksgiving! Learning how to spell your name is essential and is a great way to practice early literacy skills.  Even if your child is not yet ready to write, recognition of letters and the sounds they make is still very important. This name turkey craft helps your child break down their name letter by […]

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