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: DIY Fabric Book (LIBRARY MAKE)

There’s no better way to celebrate a BIG Library Make birthday than with an activity that focuses on a favorite early literacy practice of mine, PLAY! This DIY book is an engaging and fun way for you and your child to play together while learning something new. Learning new letters, numbers, shapes, and colors can […]

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Literacy Craft: Word Book (LIBRARY MAKE)

Are you ready to write your book, and read it too? Working together, you and your child can create a word book that fosters discussion and collaboration. Coming up with, and reading descriptive words together will help increase your child’s vocabulary. Associating images of the world around them with adjectives, nouns and verbs, will help […]

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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: Sight Word Rubbing Cards (LIBRARY MAKE)

It’s no secret, reading and writing go together, but children don’t necessarily need to learn one before starting on the other. Children begin preparing for a lifetime of writing before they write their first letter – sometimes even before they speak their first words. For a child that still has a less than steady grip, […]

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