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: Gingerbread Baby (LIBRARY MAKE)

Ready to craft a creative holiday treat? This Library Make episode features a a book and craft combo sure to bring a smile! Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett is a fabulous book with delightful illustrations sure to spark your little one’s imagination. Aim to practice three early literacy skills with this fun activity: reading, talking, […]

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Literacy Craft: Board Game (LIBRARY MAKE)

Time for a family game night! Does your family play board games together?  Playing together not only strengthens your family, but board games have great lessons for kids, lessons like counting, patience, taking turns, and fair play! Counting happens to be an important pre-literacy skill, so in this tutorial we’ll show you how to make […]

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