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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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: Blue Bird Song (LIBRARY MAKE)

Singing with is a great way to learn language and improve listening skills. Singing often slows down words and sentences making it easier to differentiate individual sounds. Repetition in songs helps with memory and attention. Today we will be making props to help emphasize our Blue Bird song, and encourage interaction. Watch the video tutorial […]

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Literacy Craft: Color Search Game (LIBRARY MAKE)

In this craft we will build a color wheel and spin it to search for, identify, and talk about objects that match that color. Use full sentences when speaking about the objects and encourage your child to do the same. To incorporate counting, roll a die and search for a certain number of items in the color. Your […]

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