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

I'd Like to be a Dinosaur  
(Sung to: "Mary Had a Little Lamb")
I'd like to be a dinosaur, dinosaur ,dinosaur
Dinosaur, dinosaur
And if I was a dinosaur,  
I would be a (name a dinosaur)

Dinosaur Puppets
Make dinosaur puppets with pictures of dinosaurs taped to craft sticks and play puppet show.  Have the dinosaurs talk to each other and ask questions like:  How big are you?  Are you fierce or friendly?  Do you eat meat or plants?  Where do you live?

Dinosaur Tracks
Dip the feet of a plastic dinosaur in paint, ink, or washable marker and stamp tracks with it on a piece of paper. When the paint dries, ask your child draw a picture of the dinosaurs' surroundings.

Dinosaur Dig
Bury plastic dinosaurs in your sand box or in a some loose dirt.  Let your child dig for the dinosaurs.  Give them lots of different tools to make them feel like a real paleontologist.

Look for more great dinosaur books in our catalog.

Early Literacy
Child Development