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

Mr.Blue Bird
(Sung to: "Are You Sleeping")
Little Blue Bird, Little Blue Bird
Where are you?, Where are you?
Flying in the air now, Flying in the air now,
How 'bout you?, How 'bout you?

Other verses:
Little Duckie - Swimming in the pond now
Big Flamingo - Standing on one leg now
Big Old Ostrich - Running very fast now

Bird Watching
Go for a walk with your child and look for birds.  Ask them about the birds such as:  What color is the bird?  What is it doing?  Do you think it has a family?  Try to keep the conversation going back and forth 5 times.

Bird Flight
Encourage your child to watch birds fly outside.  Ask them to use to crayon or marker to draw crazy squiggles and scribbles to show how a bird flies.

Bird Craft
Draw a bird shape for your child on a large piece of paper.  Have your child color it in with crayons or markers.   Let your child fly it around the house and see what stories they can create about their new friend.

Look for more great bird books in our catalog.

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