Early literacy begins with you. Help your child get ready to read with simple activities you can do any time!

Clapping Day
(Sung to: "London Bridge")
Hey, hey, hey it's clapping day
Clapping day, Clapping day
Hey, hey, hey it's clapping day
Let's clap real loud!

Sound Walk
Take a walk with your child and talk about the noises that you hear.  Which sounds does your child like?  Which sound silly?  Talk about the ones that they do not know.

Guess that Picture
Ask your child to draw pictures of things that make noise.  When they're done point to each picture and ask your child to make the noise that goes with it.  See if you can guess what each picture is!

Loud Building
Find any toy hammers and saws that you have or make up ones with pieces of wood.  Encourage your child to use their tools to build something for the animals outside.  A house, a fence, a hole for water, and more!

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Early Literacy
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