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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Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends Learn to Search Snow

Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends Learn to Search the Snow   By Elizabeth Rusch This book is about Piper – a dog in avalanche rescue training school, her trainer Sara, and her canine classmates and friends.  In this non-fiction story, we learn what it takes to become an avalanche rescue dog through Piper’s eyes: […]

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Look At Me! How to Attract Attention in the Animal World

Look at Me!  How to Attract Attention in the Animal World   By Steve Jenkins and Robin Page   A nice introduction to the world of animal communication.  In this book we learn that birds, insects, and even fish communicate.  When trying to find a mate, animals communicate with other animals of their same species […]

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Literacy Craft: Giant Dice (LIBRARY MAKE)

Did you know that dice are great for early literacy development?  It’s true!  Dice can help your child improve number literacy, learn turn-taking, get rid of excess energy, and more.  Just looking at the dots on a dice can help with your child’s number literacy!  But dice are small and hard to read and pick […]

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Literacy Craft: DIY Play Dough (LIBRARY MAKE)

Let’s head to the kitchen! Cooking with your child can have LOTS of developmental benefits; improving fine motor skills, vocabulary, listening skills, counting, use of the five senses – the list goes on and on!  Like cooking, playing with clay or play dough is a great sensory activity with plenty of benefits for kids, and […]

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