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

Polar Bear, Polar Bear what do you hear book cover

Title:
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr, illustrated by Eric Carle

Skills:
• Vocabulary

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading


Extend the Book with a polar bear winter scene

One Christmas Bear Book Cover

Title:
One Christmas Bear by Anne Kennedy

Skills:
• Background Knowledge
• Vocabulary
• Print Awareness
• Phonological Awareness

Practices:
• Reading

Extend the Book with a polar bear winter scene