Literacy Craft: Writing Salt Tray (LIBRARY MAKE)

Writing is one way to cultivate print awareness for emergent learners. This early literacy activity focuses on skills needed to produce print, like hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Children can begin the writing process by drawing lines and shapes which is a fundamental step in learning how to write letters in the alphabet. Using […]

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Literacy Craft: Song Cube (LIBRARY MAKE)

Singing songs and reciting rhymes help children recognize and work with sounds in spoken language. We are able to hear the smaller sounds in words when singing because there is a distinct note for each syllable. This practice will help children sound out words when they learn to read. Recognizing rhythm and rhymes helps children […]

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Literacy Craft: Say It Fast Say It Slow (LIBRARY MAKE)

An important part of early literacy is developing your child’s phonological awareness. Combining and separating sounds is a great way to introduce reading. Here is a simple activity you can do with your child. Practice talking by separating the word card and saying the word slowly. You may sound out the letters. Then push the […]

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Literacy Craft: Word Sorting Station (LIBRARY MAKE)

  Increase your child’s reading fluency by creating an interactive word family sorting station. Children can practice word pattern recognition by sorting through words and placing them in appropriate groups. When children sort words they are engaged in the active process of searching, comparing, contrasting, and analyzing.  Word sorts help children organize what they know […]

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