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

Clip Clop book cover

Title:
Clip Clop by Nicola Smee

Skills:
• Phonological Awareness
• Narrative Skills

Practices:
• Talking
• Playing

Extend the Book with rhythm sticks

Betty Goes Bananas Book Cover

Title:
Betty Goes Bananas by Steve Antony

Skills:
• Vocabulary
• Print Awareness
• Narrative Skills

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading

Extend the Book with a paper banana craft!