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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Library Make: Monster Mash-Up! (Literacy DIY)

Happy October! Is your little monster excited for Halloween?  If your child is distracted from learning, then theme learning to the spoooky season!  Start by making this monster sock puppet (trust me, it’s easier than it looks!), which can have all kinds of early literacy benefits.  Puppets encourage pretend play, which boosts imagination, a.k.a narrative skills; […]

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Library Make: Literacy To-Go! (Literacy DIY)

BOGO alert!  This month’s Library Make gives you TWO craft tutorials in ONE video. Literacy is super important, but sometimes it can be difficult to find time to focus on learning. This month, we’ll create some simple, fun tools for literacy learning that are great on-the-go! Watch the tutorial below to learn how to make two crafts: […]

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Library Make: Popsicle Memory Game (Literacy DIY)

We’re having a brain-wave (and a heat-wave)! Summer is here!  If you’re trying to beat the heat by thinking cool thoughts,  this craft is for you.  A memory game made of popsicle-shaped cards is not only cool; it can also help your child develop necessary skills.  By playing memory games, your child not only improves […]

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