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

The Alphabet Song
A - B - C - D - E - F - G
H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P
Q - R - S - T - U and V,
W - X - Y and Z
Now I know my A - B - C's
Next time won't you sing with me

What’s Up There?
Take a walk and look for letters.  At the grocery store, in the park, around your neighborhood.  Point out and say the letter.  Ask your child what that letter looks like.   Let your child ask questions.  Try to keep the conversation going back and forth 5 times.

Letter Landscape
Draw the first letter of your child’s name on a piece of paper.  Ask them to add to that letter to make a drawing.  An A can be the roof of a house, an O a pond, a T can be the trunk of a tree!  Add more letters if you like.

Giant Letter Walk
Draw giant-sized letters on the driveway with sidewalk chalk, and have your child walk on them.  Try playing "Follow the Leader"  with your child .Take turns being the leader as you both trace the letter shapes with your steps.

You can find more great ABC books in our catalog.

Early Literacy
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