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

Snowflake Dance
(Sung to: “Frere Jacques”)
Dancing snowflakes, dancing snowflakes,
in the air, in the air
Whirling, twirling snowflakes,
whirling, twirling snowflakes,
here and there, here and there.

Dancing snowmen, dancing snowmen
big and round, big and round
Whirling, twirling snowmen
Whirling, twirling snowmen,
don’t fall down, don’t fall down!

Winter is the Warmest Season
Take a winter walk with your child.  Ask your child: What makes you warm during the winter? What do you like about winter? What don't you like about winter?  Try to keep the conversation going back and forth five times.

Making a Snowman
Ask your child to make a snowman by gluing flattened coffee filters to a large piece of paper. Encourage your child to draw a face, clothes and arms on the snowman and their house behind it.  They can also give the snowman a name and write it on the paper.

Snow Family
Build a snow family! One snow person for everyone in your family using everyone's hats, scarves and mittens.  Help your child make up a story about them!

Look for more great Winter books in our catalog.

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