Activities That Teach Early Literacy Skills

Here are some fun, educational activities you can do with your children to help them get ready to learn to read! Children who play using activities like this are actually building skills that will be vital for them when they're old enough to read. Through singing, playing, talking, reading, and writing with our children, we help them get ready to tackle books and school head-on - all while having a great time.

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Activities:

Bug Puppets and Songs
Teaching Early Literacy Skills with BUGS!
Make a finger puppet with just one sheet of paper!
Talking with Puppets
Study the Wind activity
Flying Tails: Watching and Singing about the Wind
Steering Wheel Craft and Song
Driving in My Car Craft and Song
Make a garbage truck out of shapes
Create a Garbage Truck out of Shapes
Jellyfish cut-out to decorate
Playing, Singing, and Counting with Jellyfish
Teach kids about Big and Little
Learning BIG & small
An activity to help with print awareness.
Fun with Fish!

This Month's ECRR Featured Titles

Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza Book Cover

Title:
The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges

Skills:
• Background Knowledge
• Vocabulary
• Phonological Awareness
• Narrative Skills
Practices:
• Talking
• Playing

Extend the Book with a making-a-pizza activity!

Press Here Book Cover

Title:
Press Here by Hervé Tullet

Skills:
• Background Knowledge
• Narrative Skills
• Letter Knowledge

Practices:
• Talking
• Playing
• Writing

Extend the Book with these reading tips!