Literacy Craft: Board Game (LIBRARY MAKE)

Time for a family game night! Does your family play board games together?  Playing together not only strengthens your family, but board games have great lessons for kids, lessons like counting, patience, taking turns, and fair play! Counting happens to be an important pre-literacy skill, so in this tutorial we’ll show you how to make […]

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Literacy Craft: Mini Puppet Stage (LIBRARY MAKE)

Of the five early literacy practices recommended to parents – talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing – playing is one of our favorites.  Through creative play, your child can explore the world in a safe space, and by playing pretend, your child can practice telling stories.  The ability to tell a story, AKA narrative skills, […]

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Literacy Game: Letter Monster (LIBRARY MAKE)

Are you hungry for a craft?  Improve letter recognition and more in this episode of Library Make! You know that learning the alphabet is important for your child’s pre-literacy abilities, but being truly comfortable with all 26 letters takes more practice than just singing the “ABC’s”.  This letter monster game is a great way to […]

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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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