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Archive for March, 2012

The Sounds of Rain

Rain SongSplish-splash, drip-drop, kaboom… Rain makes all sorts of fun sounds! Letters put together make fun sounds and words too! The early literacy skill of phonological awareness is being able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words. So on the next rainy day, make some rain sounds of your own using your hands, a drum, and especially your voice!

–Tip by Carol C., Youth Programming Assistant

By eemerick on March 19, 2012 Categories: Phonological Awareness

Round Is a Pancake

Round Is a PancakeBefore children learn actual letters, they are aware of shapes. Playing with shapes helps children see the differences in letter shapes. You can have your child look for shapes in the pictures of books like these: Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert and Round Is a Pancake by Joan Sullivan Baranski. See how many circles you can find together!

–Tip by Barb M., Youth Programming and Outreach Assistant

By eemerick on March 2, 2012 Categories: Letter Knowledge